Boosted race trees for low energy classification

The Morning Paper

Boosted race trees for low energy classification Tzimpragos et al., We don’t talk about energy as often as we probably should on this blog, but it’s certainly true that our data centres and various IT systems consume an awful lot of it.

Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones

Addy Osmani

Tip: Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones. It helps

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Ecosystems and the Energy Source of Last Resort

The Agile Manager

One thing an ecosystem needs to survive is a constant supply of energy. The sun provides an uninterrupted supply of energy to the Earth. It can also be stored: liquefied dinosaurs are effectively stored energy that originated with the sun. Energy from the sun can be concentrated in many other forms, and accessible to parts of the planet when they're directly exposed to it. In commercial ecosystems, capital is energy.

Why Should You Give Unit Testing a Second Chance


It can drain our energy from thinking hard trying to solve different problems we are facing during our daily tasks. Why should you give Unit testing a second chance? We, developers, work hard. Software developing is not always intuitive or fun.

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Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure


Before you invest a lot of time and energy into a particular cloud, it’s important to understand the overall performance characteristics of MongoDB on that cloud.

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What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database


The advanced analytics provided by Greenplum is being used across many verticals, including finance, manufacturing, automotive, government, energy, education, retail, and so on, to address a wide variety of problems.

Fast Websites Are Good for the World


Yup – as if there weren’t a million other reasons why having an optimized site is important, you can now take pride in knowing that a fast website: saves energy, reduces economic disparity, increases happiness, and – in the most recent news – can prevent hate.

Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Energy Aware Caching.

Partner Viewpoint: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM & 2020 Critical Capabilities for APM


A perfect example of this is a recent large-scale implementation of a partner’s multi-cloud management platform that manages high-volume application workloads for a US-based energy company. Dynatrace news.

Ciao Milano! – An AWS Region is coming to Italy!

All Things Distributed

We needed to serve our growing base of startup, government, and enterprise customers across many vertical industries, including automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, high technology, education, and energy. ENEL is one of the leading energy operators in the world.

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Should I use microservices?

O'Reilly Software

It’s much easier to move to microservices later on, once you understand where the constraints are in your architecture and what your pain points are—then you can focus your energy in using microservices in the most sensible places.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 22nd, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 4 th of July may never be the same. China creates stunning non- polluting drone swarm firework displays. Each drone is rated with a game mechanic and gets special privileges based on performance (just kidding). TicToc ). Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

We would focus our energy solely on improving data scientist productivity by being fanatically human-centric. by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: This is your 1500ms latency in real life situations - — Ivo Mägi (@ivomagi) November 27, 2018. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (31 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!) book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. They'll love it and you'll be their hero forever.

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS China (Ningxia) Region

All Things Distributed

Thousands of customers in China are already using AWS services operated by Sinnet, to innovate in diverse areas such as energy, education, manufacturing, home security, mobile and internet platforms, CRM solutions, and the dairy industry, among others.

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The Surprising Effectiveness of Non-Overlapping, Sensitivity-Based Performance Models

John McCalpin

Over time, the mechanisms introduced for reducing energy consumption (first in laptops) became available more broadly.

Top500 list: a brief introduction


It is worth noting that Summit is also the world’s 3 rd most energy-efficient machine, according to the Green500 list. The Green500 list ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers. You may have heard of the Top500 list.

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

Smashing Magazine

But as it stands, websites are growing ever more obese, which means that the energy demand of the Internet is continuing to grow exponentially. Since 2009, Greenpeace has been putting pressure on big Internet companies to clean up their energy mix by way of their Clicking Clean campaign.

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

One of the important criteria in launching this AWS Region is the opportunity to power it with renewable energy. We chose Bahrain in part due to the country's focus on executing renewable energy goals and its readiness to construct a new solar power facility to meet our power needs.

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The Ethics of Web Performance

Tim Kadlec

Cennydd also makes the case that performance also has an impact on energy consumption: In 2016, video, tracking scripts and sharing buttons caused the average website to swell to the same size as the original version of Doom. In a 2012 paper, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimated the internet uses 5 kWh on average to support every GB of data. Based on the 5 kWh energy consumption estimate, we’re looking at spending 17.6

Why engaged teams are not always the best performers?

Abhishek Tiwari

Motivation represents a positive energy, at the other end of the spectrum is we have burnout. Vigor is characterised by high levels of energy and mental resilience while working. The assumption that engagement is somehow strongly correlated with performance is misplaced.

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

We would focus our energy solely on improving data scientist productivity by being fanatically human-centric. by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Agile Manager

Energy-efficient buildings don't fulfill their promise because "buildings don't use energy -- people do." It's a phenomenon called the rebound effect : tech-driven advances in energy efficiency result in increased rather than decreased consumption. "[P]redicting

What is Pair Testing?


It breeds positive energy. As long as the two people get along, pair testing can often lead to new, positive energy. Sometimes two is better than one. In pair testing, two people sit behind one machine to test the software. One person controls the mouse and keyboard.

Lost Productivity or Found Hyperefficiency?

The Agile Manager

This stands to reason: it is considerably less time- and energy-intensive to ask an Echo to order more Charmin toilet paper than it is to drive to a grocery store or pharmacy, walk in, price compare to justify those few extra pennies for softness, queue, pay, and drive home.

How to maximize CPU performance for PostgreSQL 12.0 benchmarks on Linux


We don’t have to stop there, we can also change the energy performance bias setting to performance as well./x86_energy_perf_policy HammerDB doesn’t publish competitive database benchmarks, instead we always encourage people to be better informed by running their own.

Perhaps Consciousness is Just Human Observability?

Adrian Cockcroft

Photo taken by Adrian at the Park Hyatt NingBo, China I recently read Annaka Harris’ new book Conscious about the mysteries and nature of consciousness and had an epiphany. What we do to make our computer systems observable is actually closely related to consciousness.

Seamless offloading of web app computations from mobile device to edge clouds via HTML5 Web Worker migration

The Morning Paper

Future work includes delving into more realistic use cases and addressing other challenges related to mobile computing such as energy efficiency. Seamless offloading of web app computations from mobile device to edge clouds via HTML5 web worker migration , Jeong et al., SoCC’19 [^1].

Trade-offs under pressure: heuristics and observations of teams resolving internet service outages (Part 1)

The Morning Paper

As a community, we’ve spent a lot of our collective energy addressing the question: " what is needed for the design of systems that prevents or limits catastrophic failure? "

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 15th, 2018

High Scalability

The end of Dennard Scaling and Moore's Law means architecture is where we have to innovate to improve performance, cost, and energy. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Scaling fake ratings. A 5 star 10,000 phone Chinese click farm. English Russia ). Do you like this sort of Stuff?

'Paris s'éveille'! Introducing the AWS EU (Paris) Region

All Things Distributed

In France, you can find one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the world, a strong research community, excellent energy, telecom, and transportation infrastructure, a very strong agriculture and food industry, and some of the most influential luxury brands in the world.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 17th, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: The amazing Zoomable Universe from 10^27 meters—about 93 billion light-years—down to the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

A Day in the Life of… the Director of Sales


It was Mik’s book launch and the energy was unbelievable. . This week, we had the opportunity to speak with one of our Director of Sales, Laura Horner!

Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable

Smashing Magazine

I loved the way its designer has playfully combined images and typography to create a design which was full of energy and movement. Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable.

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

Smashing Magazine

This layout keeps content ordered within spacial zones but maintains energy by making each zone a different size. It gives you extra flexibility and can transform an otherwise static layout into one which is filled with energy. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine.

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Google Lighthouse vs Rigor


Hacking Lighthouse takes time, energy, and resources from your team. While you can hack Google Lighthouse to handle more complex monitoring tasks, is it worth your team's time & energy to do so?

Data Mining Problems in Retail

Highly Scalable

It helps to achieve the following goals: Smaller dimensionality helps to concentrate the energy of the signal, so each basis vector significantly contributes to the rating estimation.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal

Smashing Magazine

While client projects offered opportunities to be creative, they also depleted my energy reserves and any capacity I had to come up with ideas. I was eager to learn, and with the pressure of running my business lifted, I had the energy and the time for studying.

Feelings Aren't Facts

Baron Schwartz

Sometimes anger arises, and I can use it for energy to help me do things I need to do, but don’t want to do. I was raised in an environment where feelings were minimized, denied, brushed aside. In some circumstances, acknowledging feelings could even be risky.

Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead

The Morning Paper

As of yet, I have not encountered such an application, despite having worked on numerous applications in healthcare and criminal justice, energy reliability, and financial risk assessment.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 16th, 2018

High Scalability

Shaun Raviv : Friston’s free energy principle says that all life, at every scale of organization—from single cells to the human brain, with its billions of neurons—is driven by the same universal imperative, which can be reduced to a mathematical function. Wake up!

Dutch Enterprises and The Cloud

All Things Distributed

In addition to its goal of reducing energy costs, Shell needed to be more agile in deploying IT services and planning for user demand. Essent – supplies customers in the Benelux region with gas, electricity, heat and energy services.

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Use Parallel Analysis – Not Parallel Query – for Fast Data Access and Scalable Computing Power

ScaleOut Software

Consider, for example , a hedge fund storing portfolios of stocks in an IMDG as objects, where each portfolio tracks a given market sector (high tech, energy, healthcare, etc.).