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Processing 10000 Pictures Using Many Computers With Oropo (Debian/Ubuntu)

Apr 28, 2010, 12:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Have you ever had a lot of data to process ? In such a moment after a while of processing we realize that it will take ages to complete. It would be faster if we could use two or three or even more computers. Let's use some computers - you think it is a lot of configuration ? You are wrong. With Oropo it's easy. Let's see.

"It's difficult to talk about processing without an example. Let's discuss a problem of processing large number of pictures. First approach for solving this problem is to process pictures sequentially on one computer. Second approach is to process pictures parallelly on many computers.

"Problem description

"The problem is to process 10000 pictures. Each picture is in hight quality, the goal is to create a smaller version of each one. There is a library libjpeg that provides suitable programs."

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