CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nonprofit big data research space Hack/Reduce held its grand opening party at its location just outside MIT on Thursday, with government officials, students, venture capitalists and data scientists mingling and celebrating the new public private partnership.
The project is supported by the state of Massachusetts, the economic development agency Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, private companies like Google, IBM and Microsoft, and several venture capital firms. The research center will have a 1000 node Hadoop cluster available for experimentation and several anonymized public data sets for members to crunch.
The center was co-founded by Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde, and entrepreneur Christopher Lynch, former CEO of Vertica Systems.
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