Showing posts from November, 2016

Introduction to Hadoop

I am new to Apache Hadoop, here are brief notes on my Hadoop and related technologies learning. First, I share the key ideas from Hadoop basics. Life without Hadoop? For computing and storage intensive tasks, single processor or even multi-processor computer is not enough, because it would take long to process millions of tasks on Peta Bytes of data. The cheapest way to improve the performance is utilizing tens or hundreds of computer connected to Local Area Network. But to use computers connected to LAN, we have to write program that would transfer data on them and copy the program on all computers too. Then we need to decide what chunk of records should be processed on which computer on network, that means more programming to manage task distribution. We also have to use socket programming or MPI or RMI or EJBs or DCOM type approaches to make other computers to receive and process the data. Its all doable but its low level programming in a sense thats its not the primary task in-hand

ACM Inter Collegiate Programming Contest - UMT Lahore

This post is a call for participation for ACM Inter Collegiate Programming Contest which is regional level contest for World Final to be held in the US in May 2017. I would strongly urge you to register your teams before the deadline 16th November 2016. Furthermore, I would request you to please share this message in your circles. This will certainly help us finding the best team of the country to represent us in the world finals. Event: ACM ICPC Venue: UMT, Lahore Registration Deadline: 16th November, 2016 Event First Round: 19th November, 2016 (Online) Event On-site (Pakistan Final): 26-27th November, 2016 World Final in US: May 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ACM-ICPC, the Association of Computer Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Competition, Regional contest i.e. ACM-ICPC Lahore Regional 2