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Unformatted text preview: ek yet another startup company was funded: BigSort.com. Their big idea is to provide a service in which users can upload a table of numbers, and the site will store the table on disk, sort it, and store the sorted results for them. As of last week, BigSort.com had servers that use 4KB disk blocks, and they had 200KB of memory available for sorting. Additionally, since the company was still developing its technology, it had not parallelized its software as yet, and could only sort one file at a time. However, the founders of BigSort were very business- oriented and already laid down their pricing plan: BigSort.com charges users $1 for every I/O request that gets performed during sorting. We do not charge to store your data on disk! We charge only for sorting (including the cost of writing your sorted outpu...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2014 for the course CS 186 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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