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Distributing a set of “Jobs” across multiple computers

I'm rather new to distributed computing and would like some assistance with the overall architecture of my application. My application has Jobs that can be added to a JobQueue. Then one or more ...
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Internship guidance, things to consider [closed]

I'm posting on here to hear some advice from the pros, people who have been there and done that. I'm currently a junior in Computer Science, minoring in Math. I'm sitting on two different offers from ...
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How to minimize networking cost of distributed game database?

We've been working on a networked online game project which will run in near future and looking for a satisfying solution for our distributed game database. We didn't take networking costs into ...
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How to deploy software automatically over SSH?

I am dealing with a distributed application which is going to mange a network of Linux-based servers spread among different places. Having the SSH credentials (as the most supported connection ...
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how to combine logs coming from multiple virtual machines for processing?

Scenario: Two virtual machines produce logs. I want these logs to be sent to a central server for processing (as soon as a line of these logs is generated-->streaming ). The condition here is that I ...
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Accepting the UUID collision risk based on number of clients

After reading some questions about the probability of UUID collisions it seems like collisions although unlikely, are still possible and a conflict solution is still needed. Therefore I am wondering ...
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How does Elastic Search approach the problem of distributed membership and consensus?

I already understand that Elastic Search is supposed to be deployed in a distributed topology, in that you can have multiple nodes for a cluster of ES instances. I like the API, and it looks ...
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Observing progress of a distributed system

For a distributed system, there is a requirement of observing the progress of smaller applications on distributed computers (runtime 5 - 20 minutes). There is a web fronted, which right now only ...
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Persistent storage for Apache Mesos

Recently I've discovered such a thing as a Apache Mesos. It all looks amazingly in all that demos and examples. I could easily imagine how one would run for stateless jobs - that fits to the whole ...
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Interconnect nodes in a Java distributed infrastructure for tweet processing

I'm working in a new version of an old project that I used to download and process user statuses from Twitter. The main problem of that project was its infrastructure. I used multiple instances of a ...
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Managing setTimeouts and setInterval in a distributed environment

I am building a turnbased game on nodejs using socket.io and redis as the datastore. I am planning on hosting the game on AWS opsworks with the ability to scale by adding more nodes. How should I ...
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Message Passing: How to detect and/or handle “dead ends”

I'm playing with a mental model for distributed actor system that communicates using messages. In this, it is possible for an actor to create another actor. I've encountered one specific situation ...
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Use a custom value object or a Guid as an entity identifier in a distributed system?

tl;dr I've been told that in domain-driven design, an identifier for an entity could be a custom value object, i.e. something other than Guid, string, int, etc. Can this really be advisable in a ...
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what are the things to take in consideration when designing a database that likely will be distributed after some time? [closed]

We are small start-up now, we don't have a DBA. if our project succeed, it will have a lot of data that will likely need to be distributed over several machines. So we want to make that step easier, ...
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How does FDS (flat datacenter storage) make optimizations around locality unnecessary?

I was reading the following computer systems paper: https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/osdi12/osdi12-final-75.pdf And I was trying to understand why it claims that it does not need data ...
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Building a serverless p2p CMS/System

I'm thinking about building an Open Source, serverless, offline-replicated p2p CMS, but I'm concerned about it really working in a real environment. How would you go about doing that, reducing the ...
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How to avoid duplicating the domain model in a multi-language distributed application?

My team is currently working on a web platform and we are planning to divide the application in a set of independent services written in different languages, the problem is that these services rely on ...
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distributed computing with remote hetrogenous machines

The way i am doing it now is using boost::asio TCP sockets handling everything manually with a main server that orchestrates the processes between the available machines, but the number of machines ...
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Building a distributed system on Amazon Web Services

Would simply using AWS to build an application make this application a distributed system? For example if someone uses RDS for the database server, EC2 for the application itself and S3 for hosting ...
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What is lightweight lock in distributed shared memory systems?

I started reading Tanenbaum's Distributed Systems book a while ago. I read about two phase locking and timestamp reordering in transactions chapter. While having a deeper look from google I heard of ...
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New nodes joining distributed genetic algorithm

I'm sort of torn on what to do for implementation of my distributed genetic algorithm problem. I would like to be able to have nodes join and part at will and not take down the whole system. But this ...
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Design patterns for multi-threaded messaging server

I'm designing an instant messaging server as a personal exercise to improve my understanding and application of multi-threading and design patterns in Java. I'm still designing, there's no code yet. ...
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How to design a task scheduler (like cron) with a Calendar Queue

I've been working on a dynamic task scheduler based on a Calendar Queue structure and I've hit a bit of a wall. The Calendar Queue lets me enqueue and dequeue events, however I think I might not be ...
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What logic is used to control Lock and Update actions in P2P networks? (similar to Bitcoin)

Bitcoin relies on Proof of Work (hashing) to control the writing to a central repository (the blockchain). It also relies on a set of rules for these updates, and defines what happens if a conflict ...
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Chrome's multiple process per each tabs

I am wondering what is the purpose of Chrome using multiple processes for each tabs? I asked this to C++ chat room and one responded it is a product of laziness. I personally believe this is an ...
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Distributed system command and control

I have an application that consists of a set of Java and C++ of processes running on one or more systems and need to ability to monitor and control the components as if they were one complete system. ...
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Is a grid or p2p architecture a subset of a broker architecture?

Is a grid or p2p architecture a subset of a broker architecture? what are the key features that make these similar or distinct?
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How should subsytem in different locations interact and communicate?

Apologies for the long post... Where I work we have a system with many subsystems which are located in different locations. All the subsystems process some data and write the result on A database. In ...
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Design pattern for client/server sessions? [closed]

Are there any common patterns or general guidance I can learn from for how to design a client/server system where the both the client and server must maintain some kind per-client session state? I've ...
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Best practice for handling asynchronous inter communication?

Recently completed a project for handling credit card processing. One of the difficulties I faced was handling the delay / possible failure of notification messages. The most complex example was: an ...
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Distributed Issue Tracking [closed]

Distributed issue tracking seems like a belting idea to me, but it has never really taken off in a big way. Is there a good reason for that? I am aware of: bugz everywhere too complex to set up ...
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Does map-reduce transmit the data and executable instructions?

When map-reduce divides a task and sends the data to each worker process, does it also transmit the instructions for how to operate on the data? For example, let's say Google has some huge array of ...
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What is meant by Distributed Systems Coding interview questions

I was told that I will be asked coding questions in my interview and that the context will be related to Distributed Systems (I took ONE Distributed Systems course and I don't even remember much from ...
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Distributing cron-like tasks over multiple servers

Currently I'm using something like a master-cron server, which starts the tasks on the slave-worker servers. But there are so many tasks, that the timing gets lost entirely. Is there a an algorithm, ...
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Is it possible to modify Lamport's mutual exclusion algorithm to work without a FIFO guarantee?

I'm trying to implement a modified version of the Lamport Mutual Exclusion algorithm. The original algorithm assumes FIFO message ordering between connected systems, but I would like to use UDP a ...
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Open Source Cloud Computing

Recently I realized that the most popular social platforms on the net are in the hand of just a few companies, Google, Twitter, Facebook, to name just a few. Taking into account the world changing ...
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Open Grid Engine or Akka/Something more fault tolerant?

My use case is that I have a pipeline of independent, stand alone programs, that I want to execute in a certain order on specific pieces of data that are output from previous pipeline stages. The ...
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Building a Redundant / Distributed Application

This is more of a "point me in the right direction" question. My team of three and I have built a hosted web app that queues and routes customer chat requests to available customer service agents (It ...
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Is there any technology for dynamic assignment of execution context for programs that target many platforms with widely varying runtime performance? [closed]

This may very well be nothing new and probably exists, but I've never learned about it and would like to. The simplest way to be more specific is just to give an example. I was on the bus and ...
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Exclusive use of a Jini server during long-running call

I'm trying to use Jini, in a "Masters/Workers" arrangement, but the Worker jobs may be long running. In addition, each worker needs to have exclusive access to a singleton resource on that machine. ...
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Can an issue tracking system be distributed?

I was thinking about issue tracking software like Redmine, Trac or even the one that is in Fossil and something hit me: Is there a reason why Redmine and Trac are not possible to be distributed? Or ...
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why are transaction monitors on decline? or are they?

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/cics.do http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/tuxedo.do Look at the demand for programmers (% of job ads that the keyword appears), first graph under the table. ...
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How to rewrite a TCP MMOG server designed to run in a single machine, in a distributed way? [closed]

I have a MMOG server running on C++, using winsockets. My server won't support more than 200 players. I had the idea of redesigning it so it will use multiple servers instead of one, so, maybe, for ...
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Synchronizing local and remote cache in distributed caching

With a distributed cache, a subset of the cache is kept locally while the rest is held remotely. In a get operation, if the entry is not available locally, the remote cache will be used and and the ...
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Any reference doc /model/ implementation of enforcing events dependency/ordering in distributed computing?

For example, Process P is listening to events E(A) and E(B), but to process either of the events, P needs the other event available too. Naively, when P receives either of the events, it will check if ...
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Optimistic work sharing on sparsely distributed systems

What would a system like BOINC look like if it were written today? At the time BOINC was written, databases were the primary choice for maintaining a shared state and concurrency among nodes. Since ...
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Good books to learn distributed computing [closed]

Are there any good books to learn about distributed computing ? I work on large scale java applications. Recently my colleagues started talking about things like distributed cache, load balancing, ...
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What exactly is distributed computing? [closed]

So I'm a senior in college and a couple of weeks ago, I interviewed at Microsoft for an entry-level SDE position. While most of the interviews (out of the total 7) were on the general principles of ...
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Scalable distributed file system for blobs like images and other documents [closed]

Cassandra & HBase both do not efficiently support storage of blobs like images. Storing directly on HDFS stresses the Namenode because of huge number of files. Facebook uses Haystack for images ...
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How to effectively (but minimally) *simulate* a distributed computing environment?

I am doing some personal research on Byzantine Faults. I am trying out algorithms from various research papers which present algorithms for consensus in distributed systems like this one. For this i ...