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From madhu phatak <phatak....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: nomenclature
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:47:59 GMT
Master and slaves comes from the old distributed system terminologies .
Since Hadoop also is a distributed system it uses that type of terminology
:)

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Mark Hedges <hedges@formdata.biz> wrote:

>
> It is a common term, just one that I have seen distastefully
> used with an unpleasant subtext.  Just reading the manual...
> Hadoop is neat-o!  --mark--
>
>
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2011, Nan Zhu wrote:
>
> > For MapReduce, I always call them "JobTracker" and
> > "TaskTracker", for HDFS, "Namenode" and "DataNode"
> >
> > because of the name of classes in source code???:-)
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Mark Hedges <hedges@formdata.biz>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Why don't you call them "directors" and "workers"
> > > instead of "masters" and "slaves" ?
>

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