The Apache Software Foundation, developer of open source software, on Tuesday is announcing the creation of six Top-Level Projects, including the Apache Traffic Server for caching and Apache Mahout, implementing machine-learning algorithms atop the Apache Hadoop distributed computing platform.
This is the first time Apache has announced six Top-Level Projects at the same time; Top-Level Project status signifies the highest level a project can reach at the organization.

Traffic Server is a former commercial project from Yahoo, submitted as an Apache incubator project last year. Suitable for providing edge services in cloud computing, it can serve static content, such as images and JavaScript. Able to process more than 75,000 requests per second, Traffic Server also can route requests for dynamic content to a Web server.

"Becoming a Top-Level Project is a vote of confidence from the foundation at-large, demonstrating a project has proven its ability to be properly self-governed," said ASF chairman Jim Jagielski in a statement released by the foundation.

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