Thursday, May 17, 2018

[Links of the Day] 17/05/2018 : Edge Computing and the Red Wedding problem, Vector Embedding utility , Scalability efficiency


  • Towards a Solution to the Red Wedding Problem : interesting look at how to handle massive Read spike while being able to update (write spike ) the content at the same time. The authors propose to leverage edge computing to spread and limit the impact of a write-heavy spike in such network
  • Magnitude : this is a really cool project for those out there dabbling with NLP and vector embedding. This package delivers a fast, efficient universal vector embedding utility.
  • Scalability! But at what COST? : the authors of this paper introduce the concept of measuring the scalability performance of a solution by comparing it to the hardware configuration required before the platform outperforms a competent single-threaded implementation. As always, and often, most system and company do not need a monstrous cluster to satisfy their need. But it's always more glamorous to say: "we used a cluster" rather than: "I upgraded the RAM so the model can fit in memory".