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From "Yazan Boshmaf (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GIRAPH-676) A short tutorial on getting started with Giraph
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:50:21 GMT

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Yazan Boshmaf commented on GIRAPH-676:
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Hi Claudio. My rationale was to provide a compact guide for new comers to get Giraph running
on, for example, their laptops. I see that one would rather first experiment with Giraph and
run some examples to get familiar with its computational model, before large-scale deployment
on physical machines. Also, I find this very useful for people who plan to write and test
patches, without being dependant on shared, possibly over-utilized Hadoop clusters. Finally,
it is much easier to save VM state and clone VMs for the case when some update or change breaks
things up. I clearly state this rationale in the first section of the documentation, while
noting that one can follow the same steps on physical machines that have the same OS and basic
networking configuration.

One caveat is that such a deployment will be relatively slower than non-virtualized one. Yet,
performance benchmarking of Giraph on large clusters and input graphs is beyond this quick-start
guide, IMHO.

What do you think? 
                
> A short tutorial on getting started with Giraph
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GIRAPH-676
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GIRAPH-676
>             Project: Giraph
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Yazan Boshmaf
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: PatchAvailable
>         Attachments: GIRAPH-676.patch, GIRAPH-676-V1.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 168h
>  Remaining Estimate: 168h
>
> Goal: To have a short tutorial on getting a representative Giraph example running, starting
from nothing but a fresh installation of Linux. 
> Target audience: New comers who want to get started with Giraph with minimal time spent
on deploying or setting up Hadoop/Giraph.
> Proposed content: A step-by-step guide on
> - Deploying Hadoop/Giraph
> - Running examples
> - Getting involved

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