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.
Saving Cash by Using Less Cache
HotCloud'12, Boston, MA, June 12-13, 2012.
Anshul Gandhi^, Timothy Zhu^, Mor Harchol-Balter^, Michael Kozuch*
^ Carnegie Mellon University
* Intel Labs
Everyone loves a large caching tier in their multitier cloud-based web service because it both alleviates database load and provides lower request latencies. Even when load drops severely, administrators are reluctant to scale down their caching tier. This paper makes the case that (i) scaling down the caching tier is viable with respect to performance, and (ii) the savings are potentially huge; e.g., a 4x drop in load can result in 90% savings in the caching tier size.
FULL PAPER: pdf