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.
Be Fast, Cheap and in Control with SwitchKV
13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’16). March 16–18, 2016, Santa Clara, CA, USA..
Xiaozhou Li^, Raghav Sethi^, Michael Kaminsky*, David G. Andersen,
Michael J. Freedman^
Carnegie Mellon University
* Intel Labs
^ Princeton University
SwitchKV is a new key-value store system design that combines high-performance cache nodes with resourceconstrained backend nodes to provide load balancing in the face of unpredictable workload skew. The cache nodes absorb the hottest queries so that no individual backend node is over-burdened. Compared with previous designs, SwitchKV exploits SDN techniques and deeply optimized switch hardware to enable efficient contentbased routing. Programmable network switches keep track of cached keys and route requests to the appropriate nodes at line speed, based on keys encoded in packet headers. A new hybrid caching strategy keeps cache and switch forwarding rules updated with low overhead and ensures that system load is always well-balanced under rapidly changing workloads. Our evaluation results demonstrate that SwitchKV can achieve up to 5× throughput and 3× latency improvements over traditional system designs.
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