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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 14th, 2018

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We've come a long way in 50 years. Or have we?

Alan Kay: I believe ARPA spent $ 175,000 of 1968 money for that one demo. That’s probably like a million bucks today.

Bill English: What we did was lease two video circuits from the phone company. They set up a microwave link: two transmitters on the top of the building at SRI, receiver/ transmitters up on Skyline Boulevard on a truck, and two receivers at the Civic Center. Cables of course going down into the room at both ends. That was our video link. Going back we had two dedicated 1,200-baud lines: high-speed lines at the time. Homemade modems.

Doug Engelbart: It was the very first time the world had ever seen a mouse, seen outline processing, seen hypertext, seen mixed text and graphics, seen real-time videoconferencing.

Alan Kay: We could actually see that ideas could be organized in a different way, that they could be filtered in a different way, that what we were looking at was not something that was trying to automate current modes of thought, but that there should be an amplification relationship between us and this new technology.

 

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

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How ShiftLeft Uses PostgreSQL Extension TimescaleDB

 

This article is written by Preetam Jinka, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at ShiftLeft. Originially published as Time Series at ShiftLeft

 

Time series are a major component of the ShiftLeft runtime experience. This is true for many other products and organizations too, but each case involves different characteristics and requirements. This post describes the requirements that we have to work with, how we use TimescaleDB to store and retrieve time series data, and the tooling we’ve developed to manage our infrastructure.

We have two types of time series data: metrics and vulnerability events. Metrics represent application events, and a subset of those that involve security issues are vulnerability events. In both cases, these time series have some sort of ID, a timestamp, and a count. Vulnerability events can also have an event sample that contains detailed information about the request that exercised a security vulnerability. In addition to those attributes, time series are also keyed by an internal ID we call an SP ID, which essentially represents a customer project at a certain version...

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 30th, 2018

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We all know the oliphant in the room this week (reinvent)

 

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  • 8: successful Mars landings; $250,000: proposed price for Facebook Graph API; 33: countries where mobile internet is faster than WiFi; 1000s: Facebook cache poisoning; 8.2 million: US Nintendo Switch sales; 40+%: Rust users feel productive; 15 terabytes: monthly measurements of third-party web transparency tracking data; $133.20: total music sales by Imogen Heap on blockchain; 8.3 million: concurrent Fortnite players; 6.2 Billion: fuel costs saved by smart car drivers; 80: salad bags assembled per minute by smart machines, 2x the output of a worker; 1/10th: power used by ebike compared to Nissan Leaf; 100,000: new micro industries; 40MW: solar plant floats on water; 20%: car crashes Continue reading

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 23rd, 2018

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Curious how SpaceX's satellite constellation works? Here's some fancy FCC reverse engineering magic. (Delay is Not an Option: Low Latency Routing in Space, Murat)

 

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  • 5: ios 12 jailbreaks;  ~43 million: dataset of atomic wikipedia edits; 1.88 exaops: peak throughput Summit supercomputer; 2 million: ESPN subscribers lost to cord cutters; 302: neurons show simple behavior of learning and memory; 224: seconds to train a ResNet-50 on ImageNet to an accuracy of approximately 75%; 120 milliseconds: space shuttle tolerances; $1 billion: Airbnb revenue;  900+ mph: tip of a whip;

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 16th, 2018

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Beautiful. Unwelcome Gaze is a triptych visualizing the publicly reachable web server infrastructure of Google, Facebook, Amazon and the routing graph(s) leading to them. 

 

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  • $1 billion: Alibaba sales in 85 seconds; 1 million: Human brain processor supercomputer; 1 billion: Uber quarterly loss; 640,000: AMD cores in Hawk supercomputer; 40x: drone lifts its own weight; 26: pictures in history of computing; 10^11: WeChat requests per day;  

  • Quotable Quotes:
    • Larry Ellison: It’s kind of embarrassing when Amazon uses Oracle but they want you to use Aurora and Redshift. They’ve had 10 years to get off Oracle, and they’re still on Oracle.
    • @Werner: Amazon's Oracle data warehouse was one of the largest (if not THE largest) in the world. RIP. We have moved on to newer, Continue reading

New: The Datacenter as a Computer: Designing Warehouse-Scale Machines, Third Edition

 

Five years ago when Google published The Datacenter as a Computer: Designing Warehouse-Scale Machines it was a manifesto declaring the world of computing had changed forever. Hop aboard or be left behind at the station. Since then the world has chosen to ride along with Google.

The world is still changing, so Google published a new edition: The Datacenter as a Computer: Designing Warehouse-Scale Machines, Third Edition.

What's different?

The third edition reflects four years of advancements since the previous edition and nearly doubles the number of pictures and figures. New topics range from additional workloads like video streaming, machine learning, and public cloud to specialized silicon accelerators, storage and network building blocks, and a revised discussion of data center power and cooling, and uptime. Further discussions of emerging trends and opportunities ensure that this revised edition will remain an essential resource for educators and professionals working on the next generation of WSCs.

The abstract:

This book describes warehouse-scale computers (WSCs), the computing platforms that power cloud computing and all the great web services we use every day. It discusses how these new systems treat the datacenter itself as one massive computer designed at warehouse scale, with hardware and Continue reading

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 9th, 2018

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@b0rk

 

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  • $3 billion: Tesla's yearly spend on gigafactories; 18,000: GDPR data breach notifications since May; 30: happy birthday Morris Worm!; 1/3: not opting for new Java; 10x: MySQL TPS improvement in 9 years; 1,300: childhood photos posted by parents by the time they're 13; 100TB: hard drives by 2025; 1000x: faster graphics performance than the original iPad released eight years ago; 13.28B: transistors in  world's first 7nm GPU; 15 million: daily Uber trips; $725 million: opening weekend for Redemption 2; 

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Fighting the Ecosystem Wars in the Proactive Cloud

This article is a chapter from my book Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. It has 30 reviews on Amazon! If you like this chapter then you'll love the book.

 

 

The cloud is always busy proactively working for you in the background. That’s how cloud services compete with each other to keep you in their ecosystem.

 

Most of the cloud services we’ve talked about so far have been request driven. You initiate a request and the cloud does something for you. You read a book. You search for the nearest coffee shop. You navigate to a destination. You send a message. You play a movie.

Handling direct requests is not all a cloud is good for. In fact, the biggest potential of the cloud is how it can proactively perform jobs for you in the background, without you asking or even knowing that it can be done.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 2nd, 2018

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"The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." — William Gibson 

 

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  • $10 billion: Apple services revenue; 1.49B: Facebook daily active users; 34: cache sites for iOS rollout; 87M: paying Spotify users; 20k: Facebook's new large-scale dataset for video description as a new challenge for multi-sentence video description; 6 million: online court case dataset; 125 quadrillion: Sierra supercomputer calculations each second; 1500: per day automated chaos experiments run at Netflix; 12: neurons needed to park a car; 2025: boots on Mars; 600: free online courses; 94%: Continue reading

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 26th, 2018

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Sometimes old school is best.

 

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  • 23%: fraudulent ad impressions; 10: years jQuery File Upload Plugin has been vulnerable; 240%: numpywren’s compute efficiency (total CPU-hours) improvement on serverless; 2 weeks: time it takes to create a billion MySQL tables; 1,000: parts in 3D printed rocket; 70%: decrease in face-to-face interactions in open offices; $100+ million: commercial open source software company revenue index; 200 million: ebikes in China; 

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    • Tim Cook: We at Apple are in full support of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States. There, and everywhere, it should be rooted in four essential rights: First, the right to have personal data minimized. Companies should challenge themselves to de-identify customer data—or not to collect it in the first place. Second, the right to knowledge. Users should always know what data is Continue reading

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 19th, 2018

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Now that's a cloud! The largest structure ever found in the early universe. The proto-supercluster Hyperion may contain thousands of galaxies or more. (Science)

 

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  • four petabytes: added to Internet Archive per year; 60,000: patents donated by Microsoft to the Open Invention Network; 30 million: DuckDuckGo daily searches; 5 seconds: Google+ session length; 1 trillion: ARM device goal; $40B: Softbank investment in 5G; 30: Happy Birthday IRC!; 97,600: Backblaze hard drives; 15: new Lambda function minute limit; $120 Billion: Uber IPO; 12%: slowdown in global growth of internet access; 25%: video ad spending in US; 1 billion: metrics per minute processed at Netflix; 900%: inflated Facebook ad-watch times; 31 million: GitHub users; 19: new AWS Public datasets; 25%: IPv6 adoption; 300: requests for Nest data;  913: security Continue reading

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 5th, 2018

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Halloween is early. Do you know what's hiding inside your computer? Probably not. (bloomberg)

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  • 127k: lines of code in first version of Photoshop; $15: Amazon's new minimum wage; 100,000: botnet hijacks Brazilian bank traffic; 3,000: miles per gallon efficiency of a bike; 1 billion: Reddit video views per month; 3: imposters found using face rekognition software; 24%: run their cloud database using RDS, DynamoDB, etc; 250+: decentralized exchanges in the world today; $9 billion: Apple charge to make Google default iOS search; $1.63B: EU fine for Facebook breach; 9 million: broken Wikipedia links rescued by Internet Archive; 1 million: people who rely on gig work; 6,531,230,326: Duck Duck Go queries;  

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 28th, 2018

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@danielbryantuk: "A LAMP stack is a good thing. Never inflict a distributed system on yourself unless you have too..." @mipsytipsy #CloudNativeLondon

 

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  • $2 billion: Pokémon GO revenue since launch; 10: say happy birthday to StackOverflow; $148 million: Uber data breach fine; 75%: streaming music industry revenue in the US;  5.2 TB: Fastly peak per second traffic; 10 billion: Ethereum requests per day; 01%: DNS resolution issues when the KSK rolls; 15B: projected gaming community views on Reddit; £4.1bn: saved by UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey; 10X: Core ML model runs  faster on the A12 processor; 4 million: cores managed by Open Stack at Yahoo; 1PB: Azure's data box; 21 million: US Apple music subscribers; .675: Curry's league leading true shooting percentage;  $3 trillion: taxes collected Continue reading
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