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From Francesco Sclano <>
Subject Re: Is it normal that a same algorithm for 4 profiles calculus implemented both in giraph and graphlab gives different output with same input?
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:30:04 GMT
Hi Dionysios,
the problem was simply due to some trivial bugs of my giraph
implementation. Now I'm able to produce the same output both from graphlab
and my giraph implementation of 4-profiles calculus. For instance I used as input graph.

Regarding the contribution: up now I used standalone and pseudo-distributed
mode. Now I'm starting to use EC2 so I'll let you know ... thanks for
interesting in my work!

Il giorno gio 9 ago 2018 alle ore 01:03 Dionysios Logothetis <> ha scritto:

> Hi Francesco,
> Here are few thoughts on reasons this may happen:
> - I haven't written any graphlab application myself, but the synchronous
> vs. asynchronous model can generally be a reason for differences. It is
> possible that such differences do not manifest on smaller graphs. What's
> the size of the smaller input graphs where the result is equal?
> - More generally, and taking into consideration the differences in the
> model, how certain are you that the implementations are equivalent?
> - For the bigger graphs, do you have a reference result that you can use,
> to see what the output should be?
> Also, are you planning to contribute your Giraph implementation to Apache
> Giraph? That'd be great.
> Dionysios
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 5:44 AM, Francesco Sclano <
>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I implemented in giraph the calculus of 4 profiles (
>> already
>> implemented here with graphlab.
>> I'm able to run both graphlab e giraph programs. I know well differences
>> between graphlab and giraph but I have a doubt: when I use small input
>> graphs both programs give exactly the same output. When I use bigger input
>> graphs (like they
>> produce a slightly different output. It is normal? Maybe it depends by the
>> way to partitionate the input graph? Or simply there is a bug in my giraph
>> implementation?
>> --
>> Francesco Sclano

Francesco Sclano

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