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From "Avery Ching (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GIRAPH-12) Investigate communication improvements
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2011 05:37:13 GMT

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Avery Ching commented on GIRAPH-12:
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Are hadoop metrics better than simply using Runtime?  We do this here:

https://github.com/apache/giraph/blob/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/giraph/graph/GraphMapper.java#L559

Or perhaps http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/management/package-summary.html?
 I haven't used it, but it's been suggested on stack overflow.

http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/management/MemoryMXBean.html


                
> Investigate communication improvements
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GIRAPH-12
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GIRAPH-12
>             Project: Giraph
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: bsp
>            Reporter: Avery Ching
>            Assignee: Hyunsik Choi
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: GIRAPH-12_1.patch, GIRAPH-12_2.patch
>
>
> Currently every worker will start up a thread to communicate with every other workers.
 Hadoop RPC is used for communication.  For instance if there are 400 workers, each worker
will create 400 threads.  This ends up using a lot of memory, even with the option  
> -Dmapred.child.java.opts="-Xss64k".  
> It would be good to investigate using frameworks like Netty or custom roll our own to
improve this situation.  By moving away from Hadoop RPC, we would also make compatibility
of different Hadoop versions easier.

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