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.
NVM Heaps for Accelerating Browser-based Applications
Workshop on Interactions of NVM/Flash with Operating-Systems and Workloads (INFLOW'13), with SOSP'13, November 2013.
Sudarsan Kannan, Ada Gavrilvoska, Karsten Schwan
Georgia Institute of Technology
The growth in browser-based computations is raising the need for efficient local storage for browser-based applications. A standard approach to control how such applications access and manipulate the underlying platform resources, is to run in-browser applications in a sandbox environment. Sandboxing works by static code analysis and system call interception, and as a result, the performance of browser applications making frequent I/O calls can be severely impacted. To address this, we explore the utility of next generation non-volatile memories (NVM) in client platforms. By using NVM as virtual memory, and integrating NVM support for browser applications with byte addressable I/O interfaces, our approach shows up to 3.5x reduction in sandboxing cost and around 3x reduction in serialization overheads for browser based applications, and improved application performance.
FULL PAPER: pdf