Ling Liu's SC13 paper "Large Graph Processing Without the Overhead" featured by HPCwire.
Another list highlighting Open Source Software Releases.
Second GraphLab workshop should be even bigger than the first! GraphLab is a new programming framework for graph-style data analytics.
Disks Are Like Snowflakes: No Two Are Alike
13th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS 2011).
Elie Krevat*, Joseph Tucek†, and Gregory R. Ganger*
*Carnegie Mellon University
Gone are the days of homogeneous sets of disks. Even disks of a given batch, of the same make and model, will have significantly different bandwidths. This paper describes the disk technology trends responsible for the now-inherent heterogeneity of multi-disk systems and disk-based clusters, provides measurements quantifying it, and discusses its implications for system designers.
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