January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Distributed Computing

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Originally published in Queue vol. 14, no. 2
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Pat Helland - Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
An apostate's opinion

Ivan Beschastnikh, Patty Wang, Yuriy Brun, Michael D, Ernst - Debugging Distributed Systems
Challenges and options for validation and debugging

George Neville-Neil - Time is an Illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so. - Ford Prefect to Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", by Douglas Adams

Andrew Brook - Evolution and Practice: Low-latency Distributed Applications in Finance
The finance industry has unique demands for low-latency distributed systems.


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Alexander Todorovic | Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:55:55 UTC

Fantastic Article! Very helpful.

Fazal Majid | Wed, 04 May 2016 21:26:55 UTC

For the upload option, it is vital to use software optimized for WAN latencies, like HPN-SSH. Buffering software like mbuffer can also improve throughput when disk I/O is bursty (or more likely file systems, specially when dealing with small files). Finally, if you are using rsync, run multiple instances in parallel.

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