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From "David O'Hallaron" <>
Subject Re: Monthly Report
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:53:02 GMT
looks good.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Ryan, Michael P
<> wrote:
> Comments?  I've posted this on the wiki already, but if changes need to be made, let
me know.
> ================================================================================
> 2009-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.
> Development activities have included adding support for using a database to
> track virtual machine information, modifying code to work with Python 2.4,
> integration with dynamic DHCP and DNS servers, and adding a "tidy" target to
> check the source code.
> There have been a few questions on tashi-user@i.a.o that centered around
> getting Tashi up and running.  Additionally, submissions on the dev list
> included patches from a student at CMU, and some scripts from a non-committer
> at Intel.  There is still a lot of work to be done in growing a community.
> Items to be resolved before graduation:
>        * Put more effort into project documentation so that other potential
>          contributors may more easily get involved
>        * Develop community diversity (currently Intel and CMU committers)
>        * Prepare and review a release candidate

-- David O'Hallaron
-- Director, Intel Research Pittsburgh
-- Assoc Prof of CS and ECE, Carnegie Mellon University

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