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From Fabian Hueske <fhue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: scaling question
Date Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:42:28 GMT
Hi Bill,

no worry, questions are the purpose of this mailing list.

The number network buffers is a parameter that needs to be scaled with your
setup. The reason for that is Flink's pipelined data transfer, which
requires a certain number of network buffers to be available at the same
time during processing.

There is an FAQ entry that explains how to set this parameter according to
your setup:

The documentation for parallel execution can be found here:

If you are working on the latest snapshot you can also configure Flink to
use batched data transfer instead of pipelined transfer. This is done via
the ExecutionConfig.setExecutionMode(), which you obtain by calling
getConfig() on your ExecutionEnvironment.

Best, Fabian

2015-06-19 16:31 GMT+02:00 Maximilian Michels <mxm@apache.org>:

> Hi Bill,
> You're right. Simply increasing the task manager slots doesn't do
> anything. It is correct to set the parallelism to taskManagers*slots.
> Simply increase the number of network buffers in the flink-conf.yaml, e.g.
> to 4096. In the future, we will configure this setting dynamically.
> Let us know if your runtime decreases :)
> Cheers,
> Max
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Bill Sparks <jsparks@cray.com> wrote:
>>    Sorry for the post again. I guess I'm not understanding this…
>>  The question is how to scale up/increase the execution of a problem.
>> What  I'm trying to do, is get the best out of the available processors for
>> a given node count and compare this against spark, using KMeans.
>>  For spark,  one method is to increase the executors and RDD partitions
>>  - for Flink I can increase the number of task slots
>> (taskmanager.numberOfTaskSlots). My empirical evidence suggests that just
>> increasing the slots does not increase processing of the data. Is there
>> something I'm missing? Much like spark with re-partitioning your datasets,
>> is there an equivalent option for flink? What about the parallelism
>> argument The referring document seems to be broken…
>>  This seems to be a dead link:
>> https://github.com/apache/flink/blob/master/docs/setup/%7B%7Bsite.baseurl%7D%7D/apis/programming_guide.html#parallel-execution
>>  If I do increase the parallelism to be (taskManagers*slots) I hit the
>> "Insufficient number of network buffers…"
>>  I have 16 nodes (64 HT cores), and have run TaskSlots from 1, 4, 8, 16
>>  and still the execution time is always around 5-6 minutes, using the
>> default parallelism.
>>  Regards,
>>     Bill
>>  --
>>  Jonathan (Bill) Sparks
>> Software Architecture
>> Cray Inc.

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