Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Computer Science


Computer Science

Major Professor

Roussev, Vassil

Second Advisor

Tu, Shengru

Third Advisor

Richard III, Golden G.


In this thesis we proposed and implemented the MMR, a new and open-source MapRe- duce model with MPI for parallel and distributed programing. MMR combines Pthreads, MPI and the Google's MapReduce processing model to support multi-threaded as well as dis- tributed parallelism. Experiments show that our model signi cantly outperforms the leading open-source solution, Hadoop. It demonstrates linear scaling for CPU-intensive processing and even super-linear scaling for indexing-related workloads. In addition, we designed a MMR live DVD which facilitates the automatic installation and con guration of a Linux cluster with integrated MMR library which enables the development and execution of MMR applications.


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