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From "Chris Anderson" <jch...@grabb.it>
Subject Re: contrib EC2 with hadoop 0.17
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2008 19:42:57 GMT
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Chris K Wensel <chris@wensel.net> wrote:
>
> configuration values should be set in conf/hadoop-site.xml. Those particular
> values you are referring to probably should be set per job and generally
> don't have anything to do with instance sizes but more to do with cluster
> size and the job being run.
>
> different instance sizes have mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum and
> mapred.tasktracker.reduce.tasks.maximum set accordingly (see hadoop-init),
> but again might/should be tuned to your application (cpu or io bound).
>

Thanks for clearing all this up, Chris. We're actually doing just
that, and now having the recommendation from you to do it this way
makes me believe we're doing it right.

So far, Hadoop has been treating us well!

-- 
Chris Anderson
http://jchris.mfdz.com

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