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.
Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency
Communications of the ACM (CACM), 57(5), May 2014.
Wyatt Lloyd, Michael J. Freedman*, Michael Kaminsky^, David G. Andersen†
* Princeton University
^ Intel Labs
† Carnegie Mellon University
Geo-replicated storage provides copies of the same data at multiple, geographically distinct locations. Facebook, for example, geo-replicates its data (profiles, friends lists, likes, etc.) to data centers on the east and west coasts of the United States, and in Europe. In each data center, a tier of separate Web servers accepts browser requests and then handles those requests by reading and writing data from the storage system, as shown in figure 1.
Geo-replication brings two key benefits to Web services: fault tolerance and low latency. It provides fault tolerance through redundancy: if one data center fails, others can continue to provide the service. It provides low latency through proximity: clients can be directed to and served by a nearby data center to avoid speed-of-light delays associated with cross-country or round-the-globe communication. ...read more
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