Ben-Gurion University of the Negev opens a Big Data Lab running Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache
Hadoop* (CDH*) on the Intel® Xeon® processor.
Intel worked with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to set up a Big Data Analytics Lab, enabling
information systems engineering students to better understand and develop complex machine learning
algorithms. The Lab is one of the first in the world running Cloudera’s Distribution Including
Apache Hadoop* 5.2 (CDH* 5.2) together with Apache Spark* 1.1, on servers powered by the
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2630 v2 product family. By removing I/O bottlenecks with distributed
RAM, Apache Spark offers much better utilization of the Intel® processors. This project showcases
the performance gains enabled through these three elements working together.
Download complete Case Study (PDF): xeon-e5-ben-gurion-university-case-study.pdf