Re: [R] Major Cloud Computing Testbed Announced at University of Illinois

From: Ajay ohri <ohri2007_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:27 +0530

*R we Wishing on a cloud-*

I would like to Test R as an cloud analytical tool.

 remote submit csv files to the web for data mining , get data crunching with scalable processing power and disk storage , display Silverlight graphs of summarization, downloadable in pdf's.

 data mining on demand, on function.

 rather than pay costly annual analytical softwares license fees.

analytics softwares charge by cpu count on terminal servers.

r is free,open source and has the largest pool of statisticians and advanced packages available (like Linux of data mining) www.r-project.org Advanced stats packages limited in say weather forecasting etc because parallel processing /super-computing PC 's are fragmented.

would do it myself, but i am the little guy.

regards,

Ajay Ohri

www.decisionstats.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ajohri
(Networking openly.)

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On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Suman Chaudhuri < suman_chaudhuri_at_hotmail.com> wrote:

> With our partnership with Amazon, we at Patni (www.patni.com) are thinking
> of doing a prototype test suite for building apps in the cloud that would
> address something similar to what Reuven was talking about.
>
> I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on what features this test
> suite in the cloud can provide to anyone who would be interested in using
> this service). If anyone here has thoughts that they would like to share,
> please do so.
>
> We were thinking more so from an application/website perspective
> (acceptance testing, unit testing, distributed functional testing, testing
> Ruby-on-Rails, etc), but if there are other needs, like testing out the
> actual platform, maybe we can have some discussions around that.
>
> Suman
>
>
>
> > Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:06:38 -0700
> > Subject: Re: Major Cloud Computing Testbed Announced at University of
> Illinois
> > From: randall_at_qrimp.com
> > To: cloud-computing_at_googlegroups.com
> >
> >
> > Something like this (i haven't used it, only found it via google
> > search, i'm sure there are others):
> >
> http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/articles/33908-alertsite-debuts-new-web-site-load-testing-solution.htm
> >
> > Seems a not very difficult task to build some EC2 service that will
> > add instances to hammer your site until some specified criteria are
> > met like successful requests/second drops below a threshold or 500
> > errors crop up. Anyone doing that yet?
> >
> > - randall
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jul 29, 9:49 am, "Reuven Cohen" <r..._at_enomaly.com> wrote:
> > > We've been working with Intel for the last 18 months on several
> > > "cloud" projects and our reoccurring problem has been how to do you
> > > test a cloud platform designed to manage upwards of 100,000 servers
> > > without access to a real world test bed. This is a good first step,
> > > but with less then 1000 servers it still doesn't adequately address
> > > the problem.
> > >
> > > I wonder how others developing large scale cloud platforms are
> > > handling scalability testing?
> > >
> > > Reuven
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Ameed Taylor <ameedtay..._at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > The University of Illinois announced a Cloud Computing Research
> > > > Initiative with Yahoo, HP and Intel today. View the press release
> > > > here.http://tinyurl.com/6z5cpo
> > >
> > > > The fact that this testbed will be Global in nature makes it notable
> > > > in my opinion. Sites will include The University of Illinois, the
> > > > National Science Foundation, the Infocomm Development Authority of
> > > > Singapore (IDA), and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in
> > > > Germany.
> > >
> > > > The press release mentions the testbed will include a 1,024-core HP
> > > > system with 200 TB of disk space and will run Apache Hadoop and the
> > > > Pig parallel programming language.
> > >
> > > > Hopefully someone from this group will submit a proposal to take part
> > > > in the Testbed as this highly visible project could help dispel any
> > > > lingering doubts about the viability of Cloud Computing especially as
> > > > it relates to extremely data intensive requirements.
> > >
> > > > Ameed Taylor
> > > > President
> > > > Applation LLC
> > > >www.applation.com
> > >
> > > > Blog -www.ondemandbeat.com
> > >
> > > --
> > > --
> > >
> > > Reuven Cohen
> > > Founder & Chief Technologist, Enomaly Inc.www.enomaly.com<http://inc.www.enomaly.com/>::
> 416 848 6036 x 1
> > > skype: ruv.net // aol: ruv6
> > >
> > > blog >www.elasticvapor.com
> > > -
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