Limited Submission Programs - Yahoo! - Cloud and Mobile Computing

Summary of Opportunity
Yahoo! - Cloud and Mobile Computing [Word]
OSP Deadline 5/20/10
Funding Agency Deadline Yahoo! 2-page short proposal: 5/26/10
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: As part of Yahoo!’s continuing effort to advance cloud and mobile computing research, they are pleased to announce that, beginning in Summer 2010, they will make a cloud computing cluster available to selected universities in the US.  Yahoo!’s M45 cluster is part of the open Cirrus™ Testbed created by HP, Intel, and Yahoo!, and the cluster has been in use by selected universities since November 2007.  the partition Yahoo! Plans to make available to universities will consist of roughly 400 nodes with a total of 3,200 cores, over 2 terabytes of memory, and over 1 petabyte of raw storage. The Yahoo! Cluster is intended to run the apache open source software Hadoop and Pig. Each selected university will share the partition with other selected universities. The initial duration of use if 6 months, potentially renewable for another 6 months upon written agreement.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Eligibility  
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed ONE proposal from The University
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings and justification.
  2. Two page maximum proposal describing why access to the computing power of the Yahoo! Cluster is necessary to advance this research.  The projects should focus on exploring innovative use of the cluster, running atop a Hadoop service, and research topics in cloud/data-intensive computing.  It is possible that systems data will be made available for analysis and evaluation, and data can be shared across institutions.  Note, however that changes to the operating environment will be limited, and request for access to lower layers of the software stack and the hardware may be denied.

Each college may submit up to 2 internal applications.

Notes  
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

No internal nominations were received. If you are interested in applying, please contact Courtney Swaney.

Posting Date 05/6/10