Sun.Sep 08, 2019

Taskbar Latency and Kernel Calls

Randon ASCII

I work quickly on my computer and I get frustrated when I am forced to wait on an operation that should be fast. A persistent nuisance on my over-powered home laptop is that closing windows on the taskbar is slow. I right-click on an entry, wait for the menu to appear, and then select “Close window”.

Experiences with approximating queries in Microsoft’s production big-data clusters

The Morning Paper

Experiences with approximating queries in Microsoft’s production big-data clusters Kandula et al., VLDB’19. I’ve been excited about the potential for approximate query processing in analytic clusters for some time, and this paper describes its use at scale in production.