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Subject svn commit: r1091983 - /incubator/tashi/board/2011-04.txt
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:20:17 GMT
Author: stroucki
Date: Thu Apr 14 01:20:17 2011
New Revision: 1091983

Add April 2011 board report


Added: incubator/tashi/board/2011-04.txt
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+++ incubator/tashi/board/2011-04.txt Thu Apr 14 01:20:17 2011
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+2011-April 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:-
+	* Importing bug fixes from CMU deployment
+	* Don't display exceptions if failure is expected
+	* Validate fields and clean invalid instance entries
+	* Eliminating inconsistent state between node and cluster manager
+	* Allow hosts to be soft powered off via ACPI
+	* Refactor primitive scheduler to be less convoluted (ongoing)
+	* Define a stable branch for tested code
+	* Example support for dynamic scratch space disks
+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.
+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.
+	* Scratch space integration would be desirable
+	* Accounting integration is probably a necessity
+        * Develop community diversity (currently Intel and CMU committers)

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