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Title: Lecture 1: Cluster Computing and MapReduce

An Introduction to ZooKeeper Video

April 26th, 2008

In 2006 we were building distributed applications that needed a master, aka coordinator, aka controller to manage the sub processes of the applications.… Go to Episode

More Optimal Bloom Filters

April 18th, 2008

The Bloom filter, conceived by Burton H. Bloom in 1970, is a space-efficient probabilistic data structure that is used to test whether an element is a… Go to Episode

An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future

April 7th, 2008

In this talk we examine how high performance computing has changed over the last 10-year and look toward the future in terms of trends. These changes… Go to Episode

Disk-Based Parallel Computation, Rubik’s Cube, and Checkpointin

March 29th, 2008

This talk takes us on a journey through three varied, but interconnected topics. First, our research lab has engaged in a series of disk-based computations… Go to Episode