Reading diary August 28, 2012

I'm keeping public track of what I read. Today I read three papers using the three pass method.

First pass

I did a first pass over two papers on distributed file systems. Both papers are by authors Sage A. Weil, Scott A. Brandt, Ethan L. Miller and Darrell D. E. Long of University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Ceph: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File System
  • CRUSH: Controlled, Scalable, Decentralized Placement of Replicated Data

Second pass

A gave a Facebook paper a second pass. The paper describes a system for efficient photo storage and retrieval, that minimizes metadata so that it can be kept in memory, and stores a large number of photos in a single physical file, and stores pointers into this file, among other things.

  • Finding a needle in Haystack: Facebook’s photo storage

Find all of these papers on Google Scholar.

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