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blekko: a web-scale search engine written in perl

Our 2011 January meeting will feature Greg Lindahl speaking about blekko. Location forthcoming. blekko is a new Web-scale search engine, offering focused searching using "slashtags", which enable you to restrict search results to the specific sites of actual interest. We'll use some open-source slashtags as examples. The rest of the talk will focus our implementation of the search engine and the underlying NoSQL database using Perl+XS, Map/Reduce done better, tuning Linux for good performance, etc. Greg Lindahl is CTO at blekko. He was previously a founder at PathScale, where he was the architect of the InfiniPath low-latency InfiniBand HCA, used to build tightly-coupled supercomputing clusters. Prior to PathScale's founding in 2001, Greg worked on commodity Linux clusters at HPTi, including the 1999 Forecast Systems Lab system, which was the first time a Linux cluster won a conventional supercomputing procurement. Greg first used Perl before the Camel Book was written. Perl: the swiss army chainsaw of programming languages! Announcement posted via App::PM::Announce

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