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From Gianmarco De Francisci Morales <>
Subject Re: Review Request: Out-of-core messages
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:03:36 GMT

>Are you saying that out-of-core is faster that hitting memory boundaries
> >(i.e. GC)?  It is a bit tough to imagine that out-of-core beats in-core
> >=).
> That's the only explanation I could think of, honestly it sounds wrong to
> me too. But those are the results I keep getting. If someone has a better
> one I'd love to hear it :-)

I am not surprised.
Streaming sequentially from a disk is faster than random reading from
memory [1].
Add the GC overhead, and you get an explanation for your results.

[1] The Pathologies of Big Data,


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