EC2, MapReduce, and Distributed Processing

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RailsConf Europe talk on MapReduce and EC2.

RailsConf Europe talk on MapReduce and EC2.

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  • 1. EC2, MapReduce, and Distributed Processing Jonathan Dahl (and Rail Spikes, Slantwise, Zencoder, etc.)
  • 2. distributed processing /dis'trib'ut'ed prŏs'ěs'ĭz/ noun Refers to any of a variety of computer systems that use more than one computer, or processor, to run an application. This includes parallel processing, in which a single computer uses more than one CPU to execute programs. More often, however, distributed processing refers to local-area networks (LANs) designed so that a single program can run simultaneously at various
  • 3. asynchronous processing /a·syn·chro·nous prŏs'ěs'ĭz/ noun Computations that run independently of each other, without requiring constant synchronization. Each operation