Companies build or rent grid machines when data length doesn't fit into HDFS, or the latency of parallel interconnects is too slow in the cloud. This review explores the overlap of the two paradigms at the ends of the parallel processing latency spectrum. The comparison is almost poetic and leads to many other comparisons in languages, interfaces, formats, and hardware, but there is amazingly little overlap.
Your Laptop Is A Supercomputer
To put things in perspective,…
Added by Peter Higdon on November 24, 2014 at 4:35am — No Comments
There's a lot of confusing jargon and buzzwords in this new field. It helps to know who some of the major players are and what services they offer. This list is a mild introduction and far from exhaustive.
Amazon Web Services: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). EC2 virtual servers, S3 storage, Mechanical Turk, analytics, and more.
Yandex: Russian competitor for google. Recently launched Cocaine server based on Docker.
Salesforce: Customer Relationship Management…Continue