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.
Performance Troubleshooting in Datacenters
Operating Systems Review, October 2013.
Chengwei Wang, Soila Pertet Kavulya*, Jiaqi Tan*, Liting Hu^, Mahendra Kutare,
Mike Kasick*, Karsten Schwan, Priya Narasimham*, Rajeev Gandhi*
Georgia Institute of Technology
*Carnegie Mellon University
In the emerging cloud computing era, enterprise data centers host a plethora of web services and applications, including those for e-Commerce, distributed multimedia, and social networks, which jointly, serve many aspects of our daily lives and business. For such applications, lack of availability, reliability, or responsiveness can lead to extensive losses. For instance, on June 29th 2010, Amazon.com experienced three hours of intermittent performance problems as the normally reliable website took minutes to load items, and searches came back without product links. Customers were also unable to place orders. Based on their 2010 quarterly revenues, such downtime could cost Amazon up to $1.75 million per hour, thus making rapid problem resolution critical to its business. In another serious incident, on July 7th, 2010, DBS bank in Singapore suffered a 7-hour outage which crippled its Internet banking systems, and disrupted other consumer banking services, including automated teller machines, credit card and NETS payments. The cascading failure occurred due to a procedural error while replacing a faulty component in one of the bank's storage systems that was connected to its main computers.
FULL PAPER: pdf