Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Grids, VMs and blind idiots

I just read this blog by the tech team at NY Times. These guys are good. They used Amazon's EC2 and Hadoop to run a massive grid job - Of course it's all Java. There's more of this kind of stuff in my previous blog:

And, a nice summary of the state of the art by Cliff Click - the original lead of HotSpot (correct?):

I loved this line from his blog. Haha:

More auto-parallelizing hardware tricks like the Run-Ahead Scout .. .. .. is more like a blind idiot without warmed-up caches & branch-predictors


Ashwin Jayaprakash said...

Well.. no points for guessing - Google just announced this - App Engine