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Archive for March, 2008.

Pune OpenCoffee Club Meeting – 4th April (for Startups)

If you are a Pune-based entrepreneur (or think you’d like to be an entrepreneur someday), consider joining the Pune OpenCoffee Club. There is a meeting of the POCC on Friday. Main agenda is for the members to get to know each other. Also a couple of VCs will be attending – they also want to […]

Building EKA – The world’s fastest privately funded supercomputer

Eka, built by CRL, Pune is the world’s 4th fastest supercomputer, and the fastest one that didn’t use government funding. This is the same supercomputer referenced in Yahoo!’s recent announcement about cloud computing research at the Hadoop Summit. This article describes some of the technical details of Eka’s design and implementation. It is based on […]

IBM invests in EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB has just raised $10 million in venture capital. IBM was one of the investors in this round of funding (Series C), and this brings their total funding to $37.5 million. EnterpriseDB is a provider of enterprise class products and services based on the PostgreSQL open source database. EnterpriseDB has a development center in Pune. […]

News in Brief: VMWare, QLogic to invest; Symantec interviews own employees; Aar-em lights up villages

VMWare to invest $100 Million in India VMware Inc. announced today that it plans to invest more than $100 million in India by 2010, partly to double its research and development workforce in that country to more than 1,000 employees. VMWare currently has R&D centers in Bangalore and Pune. While a lion’s share of the […]

Yahoo and CRL (EKA) to collaborate on cloud computing research

(Link courtesy Amit Paranjape via e-mail) Yahoo and CRL have just announced that they will collaborate on research into cloud computing. I believe this announcement is essentially about Yahoo’s use of Hadoop on CRL’s EKA supercomputer. This Yahoo!/CRL announcement comes on the eve of the first ever Hadoop Summit. Apache Hadoop is a Free Java […]

Understanding RPO and RTO in backups

This post is based on an article posted by Jaspreet Singh on the Druvaa Blog. Druvaa is a Pune-based startup based on Continuous data protection (CDP) technology. Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovey Time Objective (RTO) are some of the most important parameters of a disaster recovery or data protection plan. These objectives guide the […]

News in Brief: 96 MNC R&D centers in Pune

According to Management Consulting firm Zinnov,  there are an estimated 594 R&D centers of multi-national companies in India employing 146,760 workers. Most are in Bangalore (312), followed by Pune with 96, the New Delhi area with 87, Hyderabad with 55 and Chennai with 39. (Source: EETimes.) Bangalore, as expected, has more than all the others […]

Upcoming Event: Seminar on CRL’s Supercomputer (4th fastest in the world)

A presentation on CRL’s EKA supercomputer will be held next Thursday evening. Considering that it is one of the fastest supercomputer in the world, and considering the qualifications of the speakers (see below), it promises to be an interesting talk. Details When: 27th March 2008, 6.30 to 8 pm. Where: MCCIA, Crossword Building 5th Floor, […]

LordsOfOdds – Betting on Prediction Markets

LordsOfOdds is a startup based on the concept of prediction markets. It enables users to “bet” on the outcome of Indian events in sports, politics or entertainment. But betting is just a small part of it; the prediction market concept has a far greater potential as a source of information. Did you know that Rahul […]

Tech Community Building: Startup Lunch, OpenCoffee Club and Bloggers Meet

Startup Lunch, Pune [A StartupLunch] is roughly the same as the SpeedDating concept. The startup founders are seated on one side and the candidates get to say hello and have a quick conversation to talk about what the background of the founder is, why he started the company and what sort of person he is […]