[colug-432] OCLC and Beowulf

Tom Hanlon tom at functionalmedia.com
Fri Apr 2 00:06:08 EDT 2010

This looks like fun, I hope I can make it.


On 1 Apr 2010, at 13:22, Eric Floehr wrote:

> All,
> I wanted to invite everyone on the list to next month's Python Users
> Group meeting (or any month's meeting, for that matter).
> Obviously Linux and Python go together like Chocolate and Peanut
> Butter (I'm writing this on my Ubuntu Workstation right now), but I
> thought this meeting would have special interest to COLUG folks.
> It's going to be at OCLC on April 26, and folks from OCLC will be
> talking about how they crunch lots of data using a Beowulf cluster and
> a Python map/reduce library.  You can RSVP here:
> http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/calendar/13050734/
> And here are the details:
> What: How OCLC processes 1TB/month of data on a Beowulf cluster  
> using Python
> When: Monday, April 26, 2010 6:30 PM
> Where:
> 6565 Kilgour Place
> Dublin, OH 43017
> NOTE: We are meeting at OCLC this month! We will be meeting in the
> boardroom in the main (Kilgour) building. The address is 6565 Kilgour
> Pl, Dublin. Attendees will have to check in at the reception desk. The
> boardroom is on the 2nd floor, right above the auditorium.
> Meet fellow Pythonistas. Learn about the Python programming language.
> Share your experiences with Python and how it has helped you. Have
> fun! All are possible as a member of the Central Ohio Python User's
> Group.
> Jenny Toves of OCLC will be talking about using Python to process
> large amounts of data. OCLC Research uses Python on a 132 CPU Beowulf
> cluster. Their version of map/reduce is used to process a terabyte of
> data on a monthly basis. This talk will include introducing and
> sharing their map/reduce implementation as well as why OCLC loves
> Python and some of their challenges for scaling up.
> Pop and snacks will be provided by OCLC. We also have a stack of
> O'Reilly provided Python books in our library that can be checked out.
> See you there!
> Learn more here:
> http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/calendar/13050734/
> Hope to see you there!
> Eric
> _______________________________________________
> colug-432 mailing list
> colug-432 at colug.net
> http://lists.colug.net/mailman/listinfo/colug-432

Tom Hanlon
tom at functionalmedia.com
Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer
Certified MySQL DBA

More information about the colug-432 mailing list