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From Julian Hyde <jh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [FINAL DRAFT] Incubator PMC Board Report - June 2016 -- feedback
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:17:14 GMT
Some background on formatting. The Board uses plain text for its agenda and minutes. The Wiki
is just a convenient tool that allows several podlings to edit their reports, which are then
combined into an Incubator report and incorporated in the agenda. The minutes of the last
meeting are online[1] and you can see the various podlings’ reports if you search for “Attachment

Sorry it wasn’t clear what the format & content of the report should be. No one is upset
that you didn’t know — we’re just giving feedback. I don’t expect we'll be changing
the wiki interface, because other content in the wiki does allow markup and links, but my
best suggestion is to take a look at other podling reports, and also look through the board


[1] https://www.apache.org/foundation/records/minutes/2016/board_minutes_2016_04_20.txt <https://www.apache.org/foundation/records/minutes/2016/board_minutes_2016_04_20.txt>

> On Jun 7, 2016, at 6:15 AM, Jignesh Patel <jipatel@pivotal.io> wrote:
> Hi Julian and Marvin: Changes made to https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/June2016 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/June2016>.
Thanks for the feedback!
> Good to know about not using wiki markup. The wiki edit page is confusing as it shows
in the bottom pane the markup syntax. That seems to encourage writers to consider using makeup
to make it easier to read the report. If it is not too hard, may be worth mentioning that
writers should not use markup perhaps right upfront in the wiki (and that can be taken out
just before the final report is filed), or simply not showing the hints for markup. Just a
thought in case it helps other incubators. 
> Cheers,
> Jignesh 
>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 9:01 PM, Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:
>> For those of you not on general@incubator, forwarding Marvin Humphrey’s comments
on Quickstep’s report.
>> (I recommend that PPMC members join general@incubator… you will learn a lot about
incubation & the Apache way.)
>> Julian
>>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 6:40 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Quickstep
>>>> Modern servers pack enough storage and computing power that just a decade
>>>> ago was spread across a modest-sized cluster. Given that we are on a
>>>> technological path to continue to increase the storage and compute densities
>>>> of individual server nodes, we must complement methods that focus on
>>>> '''scaling-out''' by also developing methods to '''scale-in''' to fully
>>>> exploit the hardware capabilities that is packed in each server node. The
>>>> initial phase of the Quickstep project focuses on this scaling-in aspect.
>>>> Quickstep uses novel methods for organizing data (including columnar and
>>>> hybrid storage organization), template metaprogramming for vectorized query
>>>> execution, and a query execution paradigm that separate control-flow from
>>>> data-flow. Collectively, these methods achieve high performance on
>>>> contemporary servers with multi-socket, multi-core processors and large main
>>>> memory configurations. To keep the project focused, the project’s initial
>>>> target is interactive in-memory data warehousing workloads in single-node
>>>> settings. In the near future we plan to expand from this initial single-node
>>>> focus to a distributed setting. Early results indicate that Quickstep is
>>>> over an order-of-magnitude faster than existing platforms including Spark
>>>> 2.0 and PostgreSQL 9.6 Beta1 (that now has parallel query processing).
>>> The description of Quickstep is longer than it needs to be and shouldn't
>>> contain wiki markup.  Please edit podlings.xml.
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 1. Acquire early adopters
>>>> 2. Acquire early adopters
>>>> 3. Acquire early adopters
>>>>  (We know it is that important!)
>>>> Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):
>>>>  Really, at least goal #2 should be "make a first ASF release". Hopefully
>>>>  we can work with the community to get a sense how important it is in
>>>>  addition to growing a community (all 3 goals in this report).
>>> +1 to this excellent comment of Roman's on the Quickstep report.  "Release
>>> early, release often" is a technique for acquiring early adopters!

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