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From "Edward J. Yoon" <edwardy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Discussion about Hamburg (provisional name) open sourcing
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 02:10:37 GMT

I would suggest, we are to independently library-ize BSP component so
that we can commonly use it for an bulk-synchronous algorithms in a
matrix computational package, and development of BSP based graph
computing framework. Then, IMO, the top-level package, roughly, could
be as described below:


Let's discuss more details in the hama-dev@ and hamburg-dev@.

Thanks. ;)

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM, Hyunsik Choi <c0d3h4ck@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As you know, graph is a very useful data model. Matrix is the great
> tool to store graph data and process them. Therefore, I think that
> they will give many benefits each other. I agree with your opinion.
> If we do so, how can we integrate them? What do you think about that?
> Best regards,
> --
> Hyunsik Choi
> Database & Information Systems Group, Korea University
> http://diveintodata.org
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Edward J. Yoon <edwardyoon@apache.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for interesting information.
>> With hindsight, IMO, the Hama project is a best to incubate Hamburg
>> project. and, we can consider again when prepare to graduate from
>> incubator.
>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Taylor, Ronald C <ronald.taylor@pnl.gov> wrote:
>>> Hello Mr. Yoon,
>>> I was delighted to hear of your proposed Hamburg project. I am a new
>>> user of Hadoop (and Hbase). It looks like that I will be spending a
>>> substantial amount of time working in this environment over the next
>>> couple years, for both DOE bioinformatics work (my primary field) and
>>> for work funded by DoD. I am enthusiastic about using Hadoop, Hive,
>>> Hbase. Also am quite interested in the Mahout project.
>>> While I cannot offer advice as to where to place your new project within
>>> the Apache framework, I did want to offer my support. I believe that it
>>> could well be of value in the coming years both to me, for my
>>> bioinformatics research, and to other researchers here at PNNL working
>>> in the areas of social networks (in our national security directorate)
>>> and in a set of projects directed toward making the electrical grid
>>> "smarter". I would not be able to contribute any code until I found
>>> funding from current or new projects for my time. But if Hamburg moves
>>> forward and can demonstrate its usefulness, that might be a real
>>> possibility.
>>> And in regards to funding for getting you some help: if you can find a
>>> collaborator based at a university or non-profit, said collaborator
>>> could well apply for a grant from the US National Science Foundation for
>>> open source Hadoop-based development of graph computing / mining
>>> algorithms. The NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering
>>> Directorate is awarding grants specifically devoted to the area of graph
>>> mining (at least this year - hopefully will continue next year - anyway,
>>> NSF gives money for algorithm and tool development in general - friendly
>>> to that). I can't apply (at least not directly) - NSF does not like to
>>> give money to other US government labs. But I would think you could find
>>> someone in academia - perhaps someone already working with the Mahout
>>> group. It would appear a natural fit. I presume there are a number of
>>> people associated with the Apache org who know something about the NSF
>>> and could offer further advice in that direction.
>>> I look forward to hearing more about Hamburg, as it progresses.
>>>  Best,
>>>  Ron Taylor
>>> ___________________________________________
>>> Ronald Taylor, Ph.D.
>>> Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Group
>>> Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
>>> 902 Battelle Boulevard
>>> P.O. Box 999, MSIN K7-90
>>> Richland, WA  99352 USA
>>> Office:  509-372-6568
>>> Email: ronald.taylor@pnl.gov
>>> www.pnl.gov
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: edward@udanax.org [mailto:edward@udanax.org] On Behalf Of Edward
>>> J. Yoon
>>> Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:27 PM
>>> To: general@hadoop.apache.org; hama-dev@incubator.apache.org;
>>> hamburg-dev@googlegroups.com
>>> Cc: Paolo Castagna
>>> Subject: Discussion about Hamburg (provisional name) open sourcing
>>> Hello communities,
>>> I'm the one of the Hamburg (provisional name), which is the graph
>>> computing framework on Hadoop sponsor. Now we're working on the
>>> perfection of our prototype project, and we'll propose the Hamburg
>>> project soon.
>>> - http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hamburg, a wiki page
>>> - http://throb.googlecode.com/, a prototype project
>>> BTW, before we decide to propose, we need time just to consider where it
>>> belongs to.
>>> Since it aims to create a "general graph computing framework" on Hadoop,
>>> I'd like to propose it as a sub-project of Hadoop. On the other hand,
>>> since the matrix and graph are both in the domain of scientific
>>> computing and BSP model could be used for matrix computation areas, I
>>> think this project also can be integrated with the Hama project.
>>> WDYT? Any advices are welcome.
>>> --
>>> Best Regards, Edward J. Yoon @ NHN, corp.
>>> edwardyoon@apache.org
>>> http://blog.udanax.org
>> --
>> Best Regards, Edward J. Yoon @ NHN, corp.
>> edwardyoon@apache.org
>> http://blog.udanax.org

Best Regards, Edward J. Yoon @ NHN, corp.

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