boxes for a long while (two sql server s, two iis/dot.net application/web servers). The second is where you are using the flashcards as a scaffold, but the actual knowledge is something that references or brings together the facts that are contained in the flashcards. I'd be interested if there is a resource like that out there. > mode where it queues all the api requests allowing you do to updates / upgrades to the database with no downtime. That being said, I have worked on a 2 and 5 person team each managing hundreds of terabytes of data and both companies have tens of thousands of engineers. Even Facebook at one point relied on MySQL triggers to keep its memcache fleet synced. I kind of assumed "scaling up" implied up && down, our maybe "scaling out" implied out && in. Just put permissions in a DB and query it when a user wants to do something. This is just a bad idea. Once it has been determined that an appropriate password has been provided for the given username, the system must then use that information to determine whether or not that user should be allowed to perform the set of operations that they are requesting. Recognizing fonts fits into this category, but I have a hard time imagining that actually recognizing them is the knowledge that is most efficient. - What is the security policy for any specific entity in your system? But none of this matters. There is a common myth among systems designers that the most secure authentication and authorization mechanisms are those whose algorithms are secret – perhaps even created specifically for this project. I will dig into TLA+ and try to understand it better. In this thesis, we focus on the design of systems used to execute large scale machine learning methods. Large-Scale in what sense? How can it be modified? Diagrams and rules of thumb are useful but they don't catch errors or help you discover the correct architecture. First, if you need to remember a bunch of specific facts and you will need to recall them more quickly than they can be looked up. The intention was to understand a bug and possibly identify which of three suspected locations it was occurring in. You should consider doing a blog post with a mockup problem really similar to illustrate that process with code and specs. For those, data processing flexibility is perhaps the most important factor in whether you can write new features quickly. Large scale usually means some aspect of the business is focused on catering to developers, because the systems have become that complex that they require some form of automating existing automation. Features are added constantly but because the software is modular it doesn't have any impact on the overall performance. Readers will find the necessary mathematical knowledge for studying large-scale networked systems, as well as a systematic description of the current status of this field, the features of these systems, difficulties in dealing with state estimation and controller design, and major achievements. Enterprise monitoring tools, then, are a necessity, unless system designers wish to include in their project plans a budget for an army of low-paid, caffeinated interns dedicated to the task of watching instrument output for failure conditions. Is also a good introduction. > keep the code and the database functionality in sync. So there's a few features that I'd like to see at some point: Some way of marking "new comments" when I revisit a thread. But it's not hopeless if you have meaningful detection mechanisms in place. Everything flows much easier that way. I read through a chunk of Lamport’s book and the first 7 or so sections of his online course (the rest weren’t posted yet). Exactly. Is that a performance burden? small values but huge volumes or the opposite? I think redundancy is much easier if the thing being made redundant is extremely simple? You underestimate the difficulty I think. It's the convenience and the enormous ecosystem of plug and play services that make AWS do good for point and click building architectures. The data tier is almost always some sort of relational database engine, such as the Oracle RDBMS or Microsoft SQL Server. I'm not sure about the exact mechanics of it, but for me writing a word implants it in my memory much deeper than just reading it. There is only so much stuff that you can memorize outside of stuff you'd learn from normal life, because the time you have to devote to flashcarding is kind of limited (except if it's something that excites you it creates more time). Most of the work is server side, e.g. ... Best of all, with the SMA Energy System and its modular design, you are ideally equipped for future requirements. Not everyone is in the HN startup bubble working for a company with barely any customers. Obviously it gets tricky when you are doing multiple products on the same database, or a very large database. I loaded up a deck of popular fonts, with the goal being to memorize them to the point where I could recognize them in the real world. Helping us design features whose requirements are vague. It's very easy to get ahead of oneself. I have to run anki, open the add item panel, figure out how to format the card / phrase the question, pick a deck, pick a card type, move the mouse over click tag, enter tag, write it down, press enter, minimize the application. It is indeed interesting to consider things like connection draining and playing nicely with the LB. But it at least seems plausible. Same machine, everything is on the same machine (dedicated server aka. One example was how to share a student's data in education software across school districts that each require hosting just their data in their own data centers. (For example, you can't rename item keys without breaking existing items, so be sure to choose good names.). Anki doesn't even have a dedicated shortcut key for minimizing / maximizing the add card panel either, at least for windows. > Guides like this serve no purpose other than to fatten vocabularies and promote the "brand" of people who aren't actually doing the work (speakers, educators, etc). Aaron Jerad; July 8, 2019 ; Below are two examples of 4 and 8 acre parcels. Scalability in the data tier is achieved in an entirely different manner. I'll try to find the article, I think it might have been Bitnami or Joyent who ran it. > If AWS/GCE/Azure (or any other major software vendor) is offering a service or a feature, then it is almost certainly solving a problem somebody has. Few companies will take a product that actually needs large scale systems and hire someone that has no prior experience. Per customer. That's why you have burgler alarms (detection). I LOVE using views early on in a new application's schema as it allows me to evolve the logical model separately from the physical model, and once I've coalesced on something I like it's easy enough to swap the view with a real table and my application code higher in the stack is none the wiser. :). I agree that this isn't the best use of Anki; I did it more as a way of testing how effective spaced repetition is. For many of us, I imagine we've spent a lot of time fighting fires at organizations where one service going down was a serious problem, causing other services to fail, and setting your infrastructure ablaze. Most large companies are a series of small groups that act as companies that have nearly trivial (to the point of absurdity) engineering concerns. Afaik that was app engine is mostly like that. I think it's due to the trend against hiring DBAs. Even with tools like Liquibase, the more functionality you put in the database (views, stored procedures, triggers, etc.) A large-scale system can mean anything from a social security system to a rocket. However, there are still a broad set of guidelines that – when kept in mind by system designers throughout the product cycle – can greatly increase the chances of a project meeting its design goals. But does anyone know of any lesser-known yet equally functional designs that work at the same scale? Note, however, that each individual partition must be separately clustered. HN is relatively easy to optimise though - there are only a few stories with high traffic, so if you have good caching the load on the back end can be very low. Secondly, I think studying by memorizing a single sentence has caused me to "overfit!". Reaction is the ability of your system - and here I mean the whole system, to include the adminstrators and support staff - to take appropriate measures when an attack is detected. These two machines are collectively referred to as a cluster , although the term could apply to groups containing more than two machines if higher degrees of availability were required. The microprocessor is a VLSI device. All three pieces are necessary. To influence our design, we characterize the performance of machine learning methods when they are run on a cluster of machines and use this to develop systems that can improve performance and efficiency at scale. Read the whole (lengthy) essay and added it to evernote. April 17-21, 2017The TACC Designing and Administering Large-scale Systems institute provides attendees who already have some knowledge in administering Linux servers with an introduction to the concepts, tools, and best practices to administer large-scale Linux-based clusters and data center installations. I already tried practically all the anki plugins out there too. And why do those URN's need to map to URI's? The trend in weigh scales towards higher accuracy and lower cost has produced an increased demand for high-performance analog signal processing at low cost. While nothing can guarantee the success of any project, there are five factors that – when kept in mind throughout design and implementation – can help system architects ensure that they haven’t overlooked something important. I would be careful with what you put in Anki. I hoped this would help me with this problem I have - I'm coding a web app with a smallish database (<1GB for the next few years, <1% writes). To be able to answer these important questions, complete instrumentation is called for. Yes. Heh, elegance like "There is a story on the front page getting lots of attention, please log out so we can serve you from cache.". It uses a combination of asynchronous writes and automatic replication to do a pretty good job of giving low latency writes even at high volume, while also ensuring data integrity. To understand why, consider a trip to your neighborhood grocery store. The mid tier, responsible for gathering requests from clients and executing transactions against the data tier. If you want to add a new thing, you just create a new item and add whatever fields you want. This can be anything from the development of APIs, testing frameworks, parsers, code generation - all the computer science stuff basically. That should tell you a lot about the price you pay for using AWS. The scope of this requirement is not obvious; most weigh scales output the final weight value at a resolution of 1:3,000 or 1:10,000, which is easily met (apparently) by a 12-bit to 14-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter). I've never worked anywhere where one customer generated terabytes of data per day, and I've worked on very large commercial enterprise software. Personally this is why I hate dev-ops culture, no one knows how to use databases properly anymore. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17492234. The largest challenge to availability is surviving system instabilities, whether from hardware or software failures. Yes, though it is temporary and a lot less of a burden than a whole 'nother layer of indirection. SAAS systems that displace legacy enterprise systems do so mostly because of business models and functionality, not amazing technology. from my understanding you get the ability to put the DAL into a "pause" mode where it queues all the api requests allowing you do to updates / upgrades to the database with no downtime. One can use a C++ library like Restbed and embed the web server directly into a compiled executable that uses SQLite as an embedded database. We don't even know if the tenure is shorter than average. Do you have a live replicated server on stand by or just replicate a log stream elsewhere, something else? - What is the policy/system for enforcing subsystems have a very narrow capability to mutate information? What would happen if the cleaner accidentally unplugged that box? But the typical app is CRUD. A bit of caution, I haven't worked in distributed systems for some time now. Is there something similar to designing scalable front-end systems and going into deep discussions about how certain companies resolve similar issues at scale? When a system is done and moved to maintenance mode you remove all of your temporary functionality and get the database back to it's optimal form for the current code. https://lamport.azurewebsites.net/tla/formal-methods-amazon.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9B__0S21y8, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17517155, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-person_pronoun#Summary. Given a (typically) long URL, how would how would you design service that would generate a shorter and unique alias for… Microservice architecture, or any architecture that focuses on isolated, asynchronous components, adds complexity. If you want to actually build large scale systems, you have to start somewhere. Have DB separate to your app, preferably if it’s in prod and you have paying clients then have at-least 3 replicas. Everything from a single source. If AWS/GCE/Azure (or any other major software vendor) is offering a service or a feature, then it is almost certainly solving a problem somebody has. Are you talking about the source code for ARC, or for Hacker News? It's a lot easier when we're all looking at the same top 30 stories, and pretty limited in how we interact with them and each other. Although if you are new to design then learning the top 20 or whatever could be helpful to just have a basic fluency with Arial vs Times New Roman vs Comic Sans, so you have a shared vocabulary to discuss with others. A web service runs many instances isn't really instantly indicating its complexity. I described a well-specified system (abbreviated, for instance data was just "DATA", not the actual myriad number of message types that could be sent). This led to devising several more test programs that could more reliably produce the error. Instrumentation – even complete instrumentation – is only half the manageability story, however. We are still going back and forth on data interchange formats... Current hn code (as in the actual code that delivers this comment) isn't open AFAIK (partly because of the shadow banning, filtering etc code. Or to isolate the attacker so they can be observed without their knowledge, allowing you to gain clues to their identity or locate the way they were able to circumvent your protection mechanisms. You run java containers inside docker containers inside virtual machines and call it optimized. Cloud functions are sort of too, but only for the HTTP traffic (not the supporting infra like db etc). How long does it take to propagate that change? This includes our free AXIS Device Manager tool which makes it simple to maintain and upgrade the functionality of all your cameras, even in the very largest of installations. Around 1000 http/https reqs/s. Read them, and try to reverse engineer in your head how you would build them. If anything, you'd probably need a more distributed system that reduces network latencies around the world, instead of a single scale-out system. Our aim is to help others ... 21st Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA ’07) 233. At least as important as designing something that can scale up is designing something that can scale down. Prevention technologies are about denying an attacker any access to the system at all. It has given me peace of mind at work a couple times when I thought or said to management: “just bring the cluster down to 1 node, you can still support X users, and your server bill will be $500/year”. I feel TLA+ would be too much to ask in a system interview which is what this site is about. But it also reduces work in other areas. In particular, research methodologies used in systems design such as breakthrough thinking and the solution-after-next-principle (SAN). Abstract: Large-scale multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems enable high spectral efficiency by employing large antenna arrays at both the transmitter and the receiver of a wireless communication link. Think of these three components in the context of a safe: you wouldn't build one without a lock (prevention), but a theif could still cut through it given enough time. > Few companies will take a product that actually needs large scale systems and hire someone that has no prior experience. A thin veneer of modern tech companies on an ocean of legacy systems, mostly running off a single PHP server in a backroom somewhere. - If a piece of "data" is found, how complex is it to find the origin of this data? Does this also allow the really nice feature of not stopping your entire system to change schemas? but just based on what you have described, any db would do the job. I took it as changing the DBMS under the hood. But there's a full "news" site in Arc source - old and more maintained/evolved: https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki/blob/master/lib/news.a... pg's and rtm's original arc3.1 is on the "official" branch: https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki/tree/official. But it's a losing game - given enough time and resources, a determined attacker can always defeat your prevention mechanism. Hence the overhead for supporting that fixed number of versions should then be relatively constant. (as in, for the problem, not the solution). (it can indeed be used as "third person plural singular" according to oxford dict.). Be proactive and get me engaged over something I haven’t seen before or that I wouldn’t expect you to know and you have a shot at wowing me with your potential. Because I also have many other tools for jotting notes, emails, slack, blog, etc. When I issue a write to the db in A I don't want to wait (multiples) of the 200ms before it returns. Features are added constantly but because the software is modular it doesn't have any impact on the overall performance. After all, in a two node cluster, when the first node fails, we’ve lost our backup, and there is now a single point of failure, jeopardizing the high availability characteristics we so carefully crafted our system around. As an example, any kind of analytics could generate terabytes of data a day... per customer. A large scale system is one that supports multiple, simultaneous users who access the core functionality through some kind of network. At first look, seems like these are fairly general questions, which is great. I do prefer singular they; it's very natural and yes, it's been around in English for a long time. But I do add cards from ankidroid if its a picture of some handwritten / whiteboard drawings I've made. Even still, it's not hard to hit relatively large amounts of data, depending on the field. A better example might be stack overflow that ran on four(?) In the mid-tier, for example, we make use of load balancing technologies, such as Cisco Local Director or Big IP Controller. Anything that requires a fleet of (relational) databases to ensure consistency will not work on a global scale. However, even with such hardware, systems can still fail. There was some relevant discussion of single server versus distributed in subthreads of https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17492234 a few days ago. We will try to avoid focusing on any particular technology, instead presenting a broad outline that should apply to the technologies of any vendor. Large scale systems often need to be highly available. For example, mid-tier logic that stores information in memory on a particular machine across requests cannot be efficiently load balanced, since subsequent requests must return to the same machine to access that information. I used to design systems so this was possible, but eventually realised it just wasn't needed - I was adding more abstraction and complexity for no reason. The reason so many of us have worked in places like that is that those places 'got stuff done' and survived and grew. I suspect you have a mis-adjusted notion of "usually". Consider Couchbase. Sit there submissively and only give me what I ask and you might impress me with you skills. Some older discussion on the topic here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3165095. In the grand scheme of things this doesn't have to mean microservices across a million hosts, only that you've decomposed the problem into it's elemental parts. (See Jak'n'dexter: https://all-things-andy-gavin.com/2011/03/12/making-crash-ba...). The client tier, responsible for interacting with the user via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and submitting requests via the network to the mid tier. It's odd because there seem to be two conflicting trends. Thank you! On the one hand, you have people embracing (say) javascript as a server platform because it's easy to get something done, and simultaneously have people designing for outlandish scale. I've looked at NDB cluster but it feels quite complicated to setup and maintain. At any time there should only be a fixed number of versions of the code (ideally two: Production and Stage; and maybe a half, Development, if things go really sour). I.e if you are on GCS/AWS you can build something that costs 10’s/month and can be scaled relatively easy to handle millions of customers if such a thing were to happen. If you repeatedly perform a task where you have to recognize a font, learning only the top 100 won't help you much since it will eventually become pretty obvious. And given that it can take even well-trained and responsive system support personnel fifteen or more minutes to identify and correct a problem – once noticed – automation is an important facet of maintaining a highly available, scalable system. When designing systems at scale, we must consider the whole ecosystem that needs to be engaged. And those are the ones willing to pay someone who knows their shit the big bucks. This is because the people solving real world problems aren't writing books/tutorials/guides. Nobody is confused as to what a "system administrator" is, even though technically the word "system" itself can have a much broader range of meaning. I'm quite tired of everyone wanting to build "large scale systems" and play at being Netflix. Pentium II with 64mb of Ram is my assumption. If you don't use the database specific functions out of fear you aren't able to switch anymore, you are probably wasting a lot of potential performance. Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. HN is only a top-1000 for the US, not the world and it barely makes it into the top-1000 for the US. The lion’s share of the cost of system development is usually labor, so being able to adjust to increasing load without having to rewrite every time ten new users are added is a crucial feature. If you're experiencing significant growth or change in access patterns, you may for example go from Postgres to a KV store. Yeah, but this is more code architecture than system architecture. Most of this stuff would not pass a design review at Amazon. This is a nice followup to the web architecture post yesterday, Obligatory pedantic HN grammar comment: on the outside chance that the gp's gender is not binary, the word 'they' is a good stand-in gender neutral pronoun to 'he/she'. I add cards only on desktop anki because neither ankidroid nor ankiwebapp support easy-image formatting. So if I see a logo written in Today Sans, but it doesn't contain a 'w', I can't recognize it! Guides like this serve no purpose other than to fatten vocabularies and promote the "brand" of people who aren't actually doing the work (speakers, educators, etc). So reverse engineer that, how would you build that? These five are: A system is said to be scalable if it can handle an increased load without redesign. At least in my book optimization usually beats scalability as the place to start for more performance. So much bikeshedding has been spent over the decades. And I am sure there many people more competent than I. Yes it takes time to write your own libs. Are you an experienced data center administrator who wants to build leadership-class systems? The data tier, responsible for physical storage and manipulation of the information represented by application queries and the responses to those queries. Anyone knows what software is being used to draw the diagrams? But I kept at it, once per day, and today (a week later) I can recognize nearly every font in the deck, and the ones that I have trouble with are very similar to other fonts (which is a useful thing to know in its own right; you can start to group fonts into "families" with a common ancestor). Well, if you look at the problem - it ends up being a big graph which is in the general case immutable over namedspaced assets. How many companies have similar requirements? Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2008. In my experience creating cards (or writing down the words into a notebook) is an essential part of the process. For database access, you now have fast NVMe disks that can push 2 million IOPS to serve those 50,000 accesses. I don't really care whether the write appears to a reader at B in 5s or 50 minutes but of course the writes have to be at least causally consistent. Requirements that are really hard that we need to ensure are implemented correctly. I know, just a good natured poke :) Plus you could probably take that comment at face value - making use of web caching is definitely an important tool when building a large scale system. Instead of hypothetical question, I guess we have actual data on the uptime for such question. "Usually", as in, for the majority of systems designed and in-use in the world, a well tuned, reliable RDBMS will be able to do this absolutely fine. Worth understanding how to build something compact, and have a clear roadmap for growth. Centralization of business logic for ease of maintenance, Separation of user interface logic from data access logic, The ability to spread work over several machines ( load balancing ), When the client tier is a browser, an independence from the platform used to execute user interface logic, allowing a broader reach for the application, Adequate documentation must be generated at every phase of development, System developers must be sufficiently trained on the technologies they will be employing, Specific requirements for availability, scalability and performance must be captured. The ML insight was just a nice surprise. But burgler alarms only do you any good if the result in the police showing up (reaction). (REST is mainly motivated by simplicity of a simple hypertext application coupled with easy multi-level caching). 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