21 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Scalability

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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…cost of $ 330 USD. All benchmark caveats apply. They wrote small records of 170 bytes. What happens when you write a large range of data sizes? When you are reading? Are you running queries? Are you backing up? Are indexes being updated? Is there contention? Etc, etc. Still, it's impressive.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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…scale increased the purple algorithm started showing promise - in fact the blue one starts deteriorating at larger scale; In general, Google prefers algorithms that get better with data. Not all algorithms are like that, but Google likes to after the ones with this type of performance characteristic.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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…examines Bacon's "middle way" by elucidating the means he proposes to turn experience and insight into understanding. The human intellect relies on "machines" to extend perceptual limits, check impulsive imaginations, and reveal nature's latent causal structure, or "forms."

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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…aggregators. Financial Times' CTO John O'Donovan : We make more money from our content than from advertising which is a really interesting shift - we are pushing boundaries in terms of how we are getting our content into these different services and platforms.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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…Mean Big Outcomes: Strata 2014 : The gap between legendary and anonymity in sports is often less than a 1% performance difference in elite sports. Thus, finding the core, modifiable variables that determine performance and tweaking them ever so slightly can alchemize silver medals into gold ones.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 months ago.
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Webinar: MongoDB and Sharding for Scalability - Tips & Tricks; February 20, 2014 , 1pm EST As your database begins to scale, sharding can be an effective way to manage your data. In this webinar, learn the advantages of sharding in MongoDB and how TokuMX , a high-performance distribution of MongoDB, leverages and enhances sharding. Register now .

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 months ago.
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…common in an organization. A very brave move.

When I suggested this I was laughed at. So there! Patch Panels in the Sky:A Case for Free-Space Optics in Data Centers : We explore the vision of an all-wireless inter-rack datacenter fabric.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 months ago.
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…carrying a pager. I had to abort a dinner date one night (it was Outback Steakhouse in Campbell) to come back to the Googleplex because f41 was wedged; Jeff Dean chips in with the story of his first visit to a datacenter .

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 3 months ago.
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…Licklider, and Robert Taylor) as opposed to using the computer to communicate for us.... By the end of 1969, ARPANET was able to connect to four locations : UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, SRI, and Utah.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 3 months ago.
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…do detailed measurements using the built-in performance counters in order to get any kind of understanding of how an application performs and what the bottlenecks are. Forget about looking at the code and counting instructions or cycles as we did in the old days. It no longer works, not even to within an order of magnitude.

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