Zookeeper Summary

Distributed systems Distributed system involves independent computing entities linked together by network. The components communicate and coordinate with each other to achieve a common goal. In early days, designers and developers often had made some assumptions (aka. fallacies) of distributed computing: The network is reliable Latency is zero Bandwidth is infinite Network is secure Topology … Read moreZookeeper Summary

Virtualization 4 of 4 – Networking

Virtual LAN (VLAN) Although VLAN emerged before virtualization and is not part of virtualization topic. I’d just like to start from here as a refresher. Suppose we have computers from finance department and computers from sales department all connected to a single layer-2 switch. There are at least three problems: 1) too many devices on … Read moreVirtualization 4 of 4 – Networking

Virtualization 3 of 4 – Containers

In broad terms, virtualization of computing resource is about isolation of resources at different levels. We have covered hypervisor-based virtualization in the other post. In this article, we continue to dive into OS level virtualization. Remember again that the gist of virtualization is isolation of resource. To support OS level virtualization, the OS must have … Read moreVirtualization 3 of 4 – Containers

Cloud storage overview

In a narrow sense, cloud storage refers to object storage. In a broader sense, it refers to any storage service (block, file or object level) provided by cloud vendors, in a cloud business model. The underlying technology of storage, is the same be it in the cloud or on-premise. Block storage File storage object Interaction … Read moreCloud storage overview

Java Garbage Collection

Tuning the garbage collector is the most important thing that can be done to improve the performance of a Java application. OpenJDK has three collectors suitable for production, with different performance characteristics. In order to study the GC behaviours in application, it is important to turn on GC logging. The detailed step is different in … Read moreJava Garbage Collection

Virtualization 2 of 4 – Graphics Computing

We covered hypervisor in previous post. In this article we focus on the virtualization of graphics computing resource. GPU vs CPU GPU is a specialized type of microprocessor primarily designed for quick image rendering. GPU appeared as a response to graphically intense applications that put a burden on the CPU and degrated computer performance. They … Read moreVirtualization 2 of 4 – Graphics Computing