Hey, it's HighScalability time:
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- 11 billion: world population in 2100; 10 petabytes: Size of Netflix data warehouse on S3; $600 Billion: the loss when a trader can't type; 3.2: 0-60 mph time of probably not my next car.
- Quotable Quotes:
- @kahrens_atl: Last week #NewRelic Insights wrote 618 billion events and ran 237 trillion queries with 9 millisecond response time #FS14
- @sustrik: Imagine debugging on a quantum computer: Looking at the value of a variable changes its value. I hope I'll be out of business by then.
- Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle: Every cell contains thousands of such nanomachines, each of them dedicated to a different chemical reaction. And all their complex activities take place in a tiny space where the molecular building blocks of life are packed more tightly than a Tokyo subway at rush hour. Amazing.
- Eric Schmidt: The simplest outcome is we're going to end up breaking the Internet," said Google's Schmidt. Foreign governments, he said, are "eventually going to say, we want our own Internet in our country because we want it to work our way, and we don't want the NSA and these other people in it.
- Antirez: Basically it is neither a CP nor an AP system. In other words, Redis Cluster does not achieve the theoretical limits of what is possible with distributed systems, in order to gain certain real world properties.
- @aliimam: Just so we can fathom the scale of 1B vs 1M: 1,000,000 seconds is 11.5 days. 1,000,000,000 seconds is 31.6 YEARS
- @kayousterhout: 92% of catastrophic failures in distributed data-intensive systems caused by incorrect error handling https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/osdi14/osdi14-paper-yuan.pdf … #osdi14
- @DrQz: 'The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.' (Hamming) Sometimes numbers ARE the insight so, make them accesible too. (Me)
- Robert Scoble on the Gillmor Gang said that because of the crush of signups, ello had to throttle invites. Their single PostgreSQL server couldn't handle it captain.
- Containers are getting much larger with new composite materials. Not that kind of container. Shipping containers. High oil costs have driven ships carrying 5000 containers to evolve. Now they can carry 18,000 and soon 19,000 containers!
- If you've wanted to make a network game then this is a great start. Making Fast-Paced Multiplayer Networked Games is Hard: Fast-paced multiplayer games over the Internet are hard, but possible. First understanding your constraints then building within them is essential. I hope I have shed some light on what those constraints are and some of the techniques you can use to build within them. No doubt there are other ways out there and ways yet to be used. Each game is different and has its own set of priorities. Learning from what has been done before could help a great deal.
- Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle: Environmental change requires complexity, which begets robustness, which begets genotype networks, which enable innovations, the very kind that allow life to cope with environmental change, increase its complexity, and so on, in an ascending spiral of ever-increasing innovability...is the hidden architecture of life.
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