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From "Edward J. Yoon" <edwardy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Discussion about Hamburg (provisional name) open sourcing
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:25:56 GMT
Thanks for interesting information.

With hindsight, IMO, the Hama project is a best to incubate Hamburg
project. and, we can consider again when prepare to graduate from

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Taylor, Ronald C <ronald.taylor@pnl.gov> wrote:
> Hello Mr. Yoon,
> I was delighted to hear of your proposed Hamburg project. I am a new
> user of Hadoop (and Hbase). It looks like that I will be spending a
> substantial amount of time working in this environment over the next
> couple years, for both DOE bioinformatics work (my primary field) and
> for work funded by DoD. I am enthusiastic about using Hadoop, Hive,
> Hbase. Also am quite interested in the Mahout project.
> While I cannot offer advice as to where to place your new project within
> the Apache framework, I did want to offer my support. I believe that it
> could well be of value in the coming years both to me, for my
> bioinformatics research, and to other researchers here at PNNL working
> in the areas of social networks (in our national security directorate)
> and in a set of projects directed toward making the electrical grid
> "smarter". I would not be able to contribute any code until I found
> funding from current or new projects for my time. But if Hamburg moves
> forward and can demonstrate its usefulness, that might be a real
> possibility.
> And in regards to funding for getting you some help: if you can find a
> collaborator based at a university or non-profit, said collaborator
> could well apply for a grant from the US National Science Foundation for
> open source Hadoop-based development of graph computing / mining
> algorithms. The NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering
> Directorate is awarding grants specifically devoted to the area of graph
> mining (at least this year - hopefully will continue next year - anyway,
> NSF gives money for algorithm and tool development in general - friendly
> to that). I can't apply (at least not directly) - NSF does not like to
> give money to other US government labs. But I would think you could find
> someone in academia - perhaps someone already working with the Mahout
> group. It would appear a natural fit. I presume there are a number of
> people associated with the Apache org who know something about the NSF
> and could offer further advice in that direction.
> I look forward to hearing more about Hamburg, as it progresses.
>  Best,
>  Ron Taylor
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: edward@udanax.org [mailto:edward@udanax.org] On Behalf Of Edward
> J. Yoon
> Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:27 PM
> To: general@hadoop.apache.org; hama-dev@incubator.apache.org;
> hamburg-dev@googlegroups.com
> Cc: Paolo Castagna
> Subject: Discussion about Hamburg (provisional name) open sourcing
> Hello communities,
> I'm the one of the Hamburg (provisional name), which is the graph
> computing framework on Hadoop sponsor. Now we're working on the
> perfection of our prototype project, and we'll propose the Hamburg
> project soon.
> - http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hamburg, a wiki page
> - http://throb.googlecode.com/, a prototype project
> BTW, before we decide to propose, we need time just to consider where it
> belongs to.
> Since it aims to create a "general graph computing framework" on Hadoop,
> I'd like to propose it as a sub-project of Hadoop. On the other hand,
> since the matrix and graph are both in the domain of scientific
> computing and BSP model could be used for matrix computation areas, I
> think this project also can be integrated with the Hama project.
> WDYT? Any advices are welcome.
> --
> Best Regards, Edward J. Yoon @ NHN, corp.
> edwardyoon@apache.org
> http://blog.udanax.org

Best Regards, Edward J. Yoon @ NHN, corp.

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