IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
IBM Researchers will be presenting at the 20th International Conference of Parallel Processing (Europar 2014) a paper introducing a novel approach for extreme-scale look-ups in modern key-value store systems. The novelty and value of the approach lies in the way IBM Researchers and collaborators manage to leverage network reconfiguration techniques to decouple location awareness from data location look-up. The paper "Ultra-fast Load Balancing of Distributed Key-Value Stores through Network-assisted Lookups", authored by De Cesaris, Katrinis, Kotoulas and Corradi, will be presented on Friday, August 29th, 2014, as part of the Europar '14 main track. The work is in collaboration with University of Bologna, Italy.