Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Sweet dreams brave Philae. May you awaken to a bright-throned dawn for one last challenge.
- 80 million: bacteria xferred in a juicy kiss;
- Quotable Quotes:
- James Hamilton: Every day, AWS adds enough new server capacity to support all of Amazon's global infrastrucrture when it was a $7B annual revenue enterprise.
- @iglazer: What is the test that could most destroy your business model? Test for that. @adrianco #defragcon
- @zhilvis: Prefer decoupling over duplication. Coupling will kill you before duplication does by @ICooper #buildstufflt
- @jmbroad: "Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful." ~George Box
- @RichardWarburto: Optimisation maybe premature but measurement isn't.
- @joeerl: Hell hath no version numbers - the great ones saw no need for version numbers - they used port numbers instead. See, for example, RFC 821,
- JustCallMeBen: tldr: queues only help to flatten out burst load. Make sure your maintained throughput is high enough.
- @rolandkuhn: «the event log is a database of the past, not just of the present» — @jboner at #reactconf
- @ChiefScientist: CRUD is dead. -- @jboner #reactconf
- @fdmts: 30T of flash disks cabled up and online. Thanks @scalableinfo!
- monocasa: Immutable, statically linked, minimal system images running micro services on top of a hypervisor is a very old concept too. This is basically the direction IBM went in the 60's with their hypervisors and they haven't looked back.
- Kiril Savino: Scaling is the process of decoupling load from latency.
- Perhaps they were controlled by a master AI? Google and Stanford Built Similar Neural Networks Without Knowing It: Neural networks can be plugged into one another in a very natural way. So we simply take a convolutional neural network, which understands the content of images, and then we take a recurrent neural network, which is very good at processing language, and we plug one into the other. They speak to each other—they can take an image and describe it in a sentence.
- You know how you never really believed the view in MVC was ever really separate? Now this is MVC. WatchKit apps run on the iPhone as an extension, only the UI component runs on the watch. XWindows would be so proud.
- Shopify shows how they Build an Internal Cloud with Docker and CoreOS: Shopify is a large Ruby on Rails application that has undergone massive scaling in recent years. Our production servers are able to scale to over 8,000 requests per second by spreading the load across 1700 cores and 6 TB RAM.
- Machine learning isn't just about creating humavoire AIs. It's a technology, like electricity, that will transform everything it affixes with its cyclops gaze. Here's a seemingly mundane example from Google, as discussed on the Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog. Google has turned inward, applying Machine Learning to its data center fleet. The result: Google achieved from 8% to 25% reduction in its energy used to cool the data center with an average of 15%. Who wouldn’t be excited to save an average of 15% on their cooling energy costs by providing new settings to run the mechanical plant? < And this is how the world will keep those productivity increases reaching skyward.
- Does anyone say "I love my water service"? Or "I love my garbage service"? Then why would anyone say "I love Facebook"? That's when you've arrived. When you are so much a part of the way things are that people don't even think of loving them or not. They just are. The Fall of Facebook.
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