me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
niels and marius visit a2
marius, both of whom now work at
google, stopped by the
university of michigan campus this week to talk and recruit for google. one
of the things that showed up in niels' presentation was Map Reduce,
a mechanism that allows for simplified data processing on large
clusters. given how much data google has and how they have large
computing clusters, this makes sense.
this gets me thinking if google will ever open their databases to
researchers. they have unprecedented resources, and those could be
used by outsiders to answer important questions. obviously their
database is a massive component to their intellectual property and
core business. however, i wonder if they'll ever get around to making
it available, as a research resource (under contract) or a commercial
data processing facility. note that this isn't speculation if they
will or wont, only a wonder.
i didn't get an interview, but i did get a shirt. then again i asked
for a shirt, i didn't ask for an interview. and my phone isn't a great
other things shown included new google word
clusters and inference.
right now my keyboard is flaking out, so i'm dropping characters. between
this and network lag to monkey, editing this has been a real pain.
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