HP, Intel, and Yahoo Get Into Cloud Computing

The cat’s out of the bag: HP, Intel, and Yahoo are teaming up to create a new testing center for cloud computing research.

The three companies announced the news this morning. They’re working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with research centers in Singapore and Germany, to create six “centers of excellence.” In non-marketing speak, that means six places with cloud infrastructures using HP hardware, Intel processors, and open source software developed under Yahoo’s watch. The programs include Apache Hadoop and Pig, a parallel programming language Yahoo Research helped head up.

The goal of the whole thing is to let educators and researchers experiment on an Internet-wide level. Want to read more? A full seven pages await you in the company’s official release.

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