Hadoop at UNC Charlotte!

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Research Computing has a 48-core Hadoop cluster (1 NameNode, 6 Slaves) available for use by faculty and graduate student researchers. Our Hadoop cluster also has a 10.75TB Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

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What is Hadoop? Hadoop is a Java-based software framework developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation that supports data-intensive distributed applications under a free license. It enables applications to work with thousands of nodes and petabytes of data. Hadoop was inspired by Google’s MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers. For more information about Hadoop, please visit:


If you are interested in using Hadoop and already have a Research Computing cluster account, please email us to request access to Hadoop. If you are a faculty or graduate student researcher here at UNC Charlotte and could utilize our HPC or Hadoop cluster resources for your research, please request an account by filling out this form.