Carnegie Mellon University and Yahoo have announced a collaborative project to advance distributed computing and software research.
"We are excited about collaborating with Yahoo on systems software research... and jointly contributing back to the open-source community," Randall E Bryant, dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, said in a statement.
Yahoo seems to be following on Google's footsteps in backing academic distributed computing frameworks.
The Hadoop architecture received attention as part of Google and IBM's initiative to inculcate parallel computing methodologies in collaboration with universities. Yahoo's M45 hopes to do the same in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.
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