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Subject svn commit: r1146545 - /incubator/tashi/board/2011-07.txt
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:33:38 GMT
Author: stroucki
Date: Thu Jul 14 02:33:38 2011
New Revision: 1146545

add board report for 2011-07


Added: incubator/tashi/board/2011-07.txt
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+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) 

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