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From Claudio Martella <>
Subject Re: Right place for algorithm configuration
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:53:05 GMT
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering which is the best place for parameters passed to algorithms.
> I am referring to parameters that are the same for all the vertexes and
> need to be accessed at runtime (e.g. max num of supersteps).
> One way is to read them from the conf in the first superstep and save them
> in memory in the vertex.
> However this solution is wasteful in terms of memory, as it replicates the
> same value multiple times.

What about a static field? you could use something from the concurrent
package, if concurrency is your issue.

> Another solution is to read them from the conf every time, but this
> requires reparsing them each time.
> The WorkerContext looks the right place to put this kind of data.
> However there is no way (I know of) to access the configuration from the
> WorkerContext.
> Am I correct?
> Would it be difficult to implement this change?
> Are there reasons why it is not in place already?
> Cheers,
> --
> Gianmarco

   Claudio Martella

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