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Python Beowulf cluster - find a use for those computers that are 10+ years old

“He has thirty men’s heft of grasp in the gripe of his hand, the bold-in-battle. Blessed God out of his mercy this man hath sent to Danes of the West, as I ween indeed, against horror of Grendel”

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Parallel Query, Broadcast distribution and TEMP space

When it comes to parallel operations there are fundamentally two data distribution methods between individual parallel (PX) server sets: hash-hash and broadcast distribution. Suppose that you are going to operate a parallel HASH JOIN between two full table scans using a Degree of Parallelism (DOP) of 2. 2.115 more words

Parallel Processing

Visual processors for High Performance Computing (HPC)

The chips that drive the visual processing behind advanced video games are finding a role in many other applications which depend upon High Performance Computing (HPC). 464 more words


What is Gearman?

Gearman provides a generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes that are better suited to do the work. It allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. 278 more words


Pruning trees and polishing edges - Or how to implement parallel algorithms in Node.js part 2

This topic on using Node.js for CPU-intensive operations feels nice… like a small fresh breeze in a sunny winter… And so here comes part 2, which is focused on taking further attempts into an actually feasible and worthwhile parallel quick sort. 1.139 more words


EP as a way of life (aka Life of EP)

When Andrew was in Paris, we discussed at length about using EP for handling big datasets in a different way than running parallel MCMC. A related preprint came out on… 355 more words


Planned Happenstance

Honeybees live in a colony that includes two female castes and one male. These we call the workers, the queen and the drones. Names that we give them based on our observations of the colony. 2.226 more words