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From Miles Osborne <mi...@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Will Hadoop help for my application?
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:54:47 GMT
yes, this is perfectly fine:  make each mapper one of your runs and
simply emit the final result, along with the conditions leading to
that result.

you won't need any reducers.


2009/3/19 John Bergstrom <hillstream@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> Can anyone tell me if Hadoop is appropriate for the following application.
> I need to perform optimization using a single, small input data set.
> To get a good result I must make many independent runs of the
> optimizer, where each run is initiated with a different starting
> point. At completion, I just choose the best solution from all of the
> runs. So my problem is not that I'm working with big data, I just want
> to speed up my run time by linking several Ubuntu desktops that are
> available to me. The optimizer is written in ANSI C.
> Thanks,
> John

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