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So much for that...

I just came home from the seminar regarding my proposed load balancing algorithm. I tried to get as candid as I can, but still half of what I said was jargon -- which made me explain the thing in layman's terms and using more colloquial examples. I was wearing a black suit, (chinese collared americana suit that is), gray slacks, black leather belt (perry ellis), and leather shoes (by bristol). I'm beginning to sound like a caption to a fashion mag's pic, but I digress...

So there I was, waiting for the seminar to start. As a speaker, I conducted myself properly and tried to get things cleared out with my co-presentors. I was asuuming that they knew at least half of what they were supposed to talk about, and that they knew how to speak in front of a crowd. BUT NO... I sat through two presentors, the first one reading the presentation of the projection, and then doing no explaining whatsoever. I didn't get that because she prepared her own slides, and prepared the handouts for everybody. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that there were people who were actually listening.

The other speaker knew supposedly what he was talking about. I gave him materials to present, to keep it simple. He was supposed to talk about load balancing, the concept, and some examples of static and dynamic load balancing. He was supposed to set the table up for my proposed algorithm, so that questions regarding load balancing would be cleared before they were even asked. BUT NO... he went on reading what was projected, and doing it in a manner only HE understood. He had no problems reading english, it was in the speaking and communication part which broke down.

And so there I was, left with a crowd that couldn't understand anything my co-presentors were talking about. The first speaker was supposed to introduce the topic of parallel computing, so that it sets the precedent for load balancing, which was what the second speaker was supposed to explain. The succession should have been seamless, and logical, but I had to state in a couple of sentences what they were supposed to explain "in a nutshell".

So far, my proposed algorithm was greeted with interest not only by the faculty who knew at least something about the problem of load balancing in parallel computing, but also by my peers who could possibly have heard of it just now. They were actually paying attention (or so I thought) to what I had to say about load balancing and my proposed algorithm.

I don't want to count the chickens while the egss haven't hatched, but I'm expecting good results with the preliminary graphs I came up with from gathered performance data from the ASTI clusters. I surely hope they yield good significance, so that I can contribute something to the body of knowledge that is computer science.

BTW, the slides are available by request.

Chill...

[please send email requests to mikhailberis@gmail.com -- available in html format only] :D

Comments

  1. I am interested in the slides meself, har har har. May I know what are the available formats and approximate sizes (per/group/total)?

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  2. HTML yung format, and they're not exactly pretty looking... If you know me, it's all text. Pero I pride myself with content not aesthetics (kita naman sa blog e). hehehe

    2 files yun, 1 html file on load balancing, another on my algorithm. However, if you want more detailed documents, you might want to wait for my manuscript -- slowly coming along, 5 pages at a time... :)

    Please send me an email so that I could send it to you.

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  3. why, the nerve of those people! tsk tsk tsk! well, i'd be lying if i said i knew exactly what you were talking about (i mean regarding the technical terms. please pardon my ignorance.) but there must have been a certain degree of misrepresentation or misunderstanding. or something. right? well anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog. i linked you too. hehehe. ;)

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  4. *Takes out a Math Dictionary (algorithm sounds Mathematical)* *Reads* *Still doesn't get it* He, he.

    - Johanna

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  5. Sa tingin ko ok lang naman yung seminar nyo ^_^ kahit na marami jargon, naexplain mo naman maigi hehe. Kawawa naman yung girl groupmate mo (should I give names?) saka yung guy din, baka kasi mababa ibigay ni mam. Gud Luck sa thesis and makagraduate ka na ^.^b

    --Reggie

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  6. load balancing, load balancing... KALOKOHAN!

    hehehe. so much for an intellectual comment.

    oh well. you know me long enough to know what i have in mind. so i need not expound. hehehe.

    wala lang. hassle eh. you know, domestic problems. may kwento ako kaso nakaka-shy. harharhar. :)

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  7. "load balancing, load balancing... KALOKOHAN!

    LOL! ;)

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