Ling Liu's SC13 paper "Large Graph Processing Without the Overhead" featured by HPCwire.
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Second GraphLab workshop should be even bigger than the first! GraphLab is a new programming framework for graph-style data analytics.
Precomputing Possible Configuration Error Diagnoses
IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Lawrence, KS, November 2011.
Ariel Rabkin and Randy Katz
Complex software packages, particularly systems software, often require substantial customization before being used. Small mistakes in configuration can lead to hard-todiagnose error messages. We demonstrate how to build a map from each program point to the options that might cause an error at that point. This can aid users in troubleshooting these errors without any need to install or use additional tools. Our approach relies on static dataflow analysis, meaning all the analysis is done in advance. We evaluate our work in detail on two substantial systems, Hadoop and the JChord program analysis toolkit, using failure injection and also by using log messages as a source of labeled program points. When logs and stack traces are available, they can be incorporated into the analysis. This reduces the number of false positives by nearly a factor of four for Hadoop, at the cost of approximately one minute's work per unique query.
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