Thursday, August 29, 2013

Open PhD/Postdoc positions for large scale graph analytics

My colleague Oded Margalit from IBM Haifa sent me a note about an open position for a joint IBM/Technion funded PhD or Postdoc position in large scale distributed systems research.
Anyone who is interested is welcome to apply (the position is open only for researchers who where outside of Israel in the last 3 years).

Another open PhD position in KTH (Stockholm) for social network and graph processing researcher, I got from my previous collaborator Sarunas Girdzijauskas.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Amazon's CTO writes about GraphLab in his blog

I got the following from a former colleage of mine: Barak Merimovich from Gigaspaces. It seems that Amazon's CTO, Werner Vogel have written recently about GraphLab in his blog:

"I want to kick off the fall readings not with an historical paper but with two that detail GraphLab, an excellent framework for high performance machine learning that originally has been built by the Carlos Guestrin. GraphLab has been used to build several different data mining and graph processing toolkits and applications. The research in the papers has been performed on Amazon EC2. Instructions for running your own GraphLab Cluster on EC2 can be found here ..."

Additionally, I learned today from our man in O'Reilly Media, Ben Lorica, that has mentioned GraphLab in his blog post.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New report about Giraph's performance @ Facebook

I got from several sources, the following blog post about Giraph's performance at Facebook, which is an interesting read.

A couple of months ago, we have invited Avery Ching to give a talk about Giraph @ our 2nd GraphLab workshop. Here is a video of his talk:

The magnitude of Giraph deployment, using graphs with trillion edges, is definitely impressive, and is one of the largest graph deployment reports as far as I am aware.

And I like most the following sentence: "we selected a few promising graph-processing platforms including Apache Hive, GraphLab, and Apache Giraph for evaluation"