Microsoft Research Team wins the MinuteSort Challenge
Check this out for a cool last minute paper for High School classes.
This impacts the search results in Bing, since the code generated will likely be put into Bing, although I have no input from anyone that this is the case.
From a quick review of the Distributed System papers I think the paper that describes the posible process is this paper:
John R. Douceur, Jeremy Elson, Jon Howell, and Jacob R. Lorch, The Utility Coprocessor: Massively Parallel Computation from the Coffee Shop, in Proceedings of the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 22 June 2010
I could be wrong, and I am just guessing. But seriously why would you expect any better, let me know if you figure something else out.
The rules for this contest are:
All the sort benchmarks share the following ground rules:
- Must sort to and from operating system files on secondary storage.
- No raw disk usage allowed since we are trying to test the IO subsystem.
- File or device striping (RAID 0) are allowed (encouraged) to get bandwidth. If file striping is used then the concatenated files must form a sorted file.
- The output file must be created as part of the sort.
- Time includes the launching of the sort program.
- The sort input records must be 100 bytes in length, with the first 10 bytes being a random key.
- Use the gensortrecord generator to create the input records.
- The sort output file must be validated for correct key order and checksum.
- The hardware used should be commercially available (off-the-shelf), and unmodified (e.g. no processor over or under clocking).