Josh BeckmanOne of my favorite systems papers ever is the COST paper, which examples a number of big-data platforms, and observes that many of them have the desirable property of scaling (near-)linearly with available hardware, but do so at the cost of being

ludicrouslyless efficient than a tuned single-threaded implementation.Posts on Made of BugsEfficiency Trades Off Against Resiliency - Made of Bugs

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