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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "July2011" by MichaelStroucken
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:39:42 GMT
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The "July2011" page has been changed by MichaelStroucken:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/July2011?action=diff&rev1=43&rev2=44

Comment:
add tashi report

  --------------------
  Tashi
  
- (project add text here)
+ 2011-July Tashi Incubator Status Report
+ 
+ Tashi has been incubating since September 2008.
+ 
+ The Tashi project aims to build a software infrastructure for cloud computing 
+ on massive internet-scale datasets (what we call Big Data). The idea is to 
+ build a cluster management system that enables the Big Data that are stored in 
+ a cluster/data center to be accessed, shared, manipulated, and computed on by 
+ remote users in a convenient, efficient, and safe manner.
+ 
+ Tashi has previously encompassed just the tools to manage virtual
+ machines using Xen and KVM, but is gaining the facility to hand out
+ physical machines as well.
+ 
+ Development activities have included:-
+         * Refactor primitive scheduler to be less convoluted
+         * Ensure that an old CM handle expires to not talk to a dead CM
+         * Use virtio networking by default for performance
+         * Enable config option for Miha Stopar's auto host registration
+         * Clean unused and untested modules from stable branch
+         * Reduce VM startup time when using scratch (old sparse files)
+         * Conversion of sparse file scratch space to Linux LVM2
+         * Work on migrating VMs between hosts
+         * Resource usage messages sent to clustermanager for accounting
+ 
+ The project is still working toward building a larger user and development 
+ community. User groups have been identified in Ireland, Slovenia and Korea,
+ as well as at Georgia Tech. CMU usage is growing as other groups hear about
+ the availability of the resource. Intel has restructured its research
+ division and folded some operations into adjoining academic sites. 
+ 
+ Items to be resolved before graduation:
+         * A stable branch exists which could be a release candidate, but
+           the codebase is large and test hardware is currently in
+           short supply. We are confident that the code in the stablefix
+           branch will work if running QEMU emulation, Pickle or sqlite
+           data storage, primitive scheduler. Xen, other data stores and
+           schedulers have not been tested recently.
+         * Should have example accounting code
+         * Develop community diversity (Committers currently at Telefonica,
+           Google and CMU) 
  
  Signed off by mentor:
  

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