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Natural graphs with skewed distribution raise unique challenges to graph computation and partitioning. Existing graph-parallel systems usually use a "one size fits all" design that uniformly processes all vertices, which either suffer from notable load imbalance and high contention for high-degree vertices (e.g., Pregel and GraphLab), or incur high(More)
We present DrTM, a fast in-memory transaction processing system that exploits advanced hardware features (i.e., RDMA and HTM) to improve latency and throughput by over one order of magnitude compared to state-of-the-art distributed transaction systems. The high performance of DrTM are enabled by mostly offloading concurrency control within a local machine(More)
We present a new perspective on neural knowledge base (KB) embeddings, from which we build a framework that can model symbolic knowledge in the KB together with its learning process. We show that this framework well regularizes previous neural KB embedding model for superior performance in reasoning tasks, while having the capabilities of dealing with(More)
Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved breakthrough performance in many pattern recognition tasks such as image classification. However, the development of high-quality deep models typically relies on a substantial amount of trial-and-error, as there is still no clear understanding of when and why a deep model works. In this paper, we(More)
Recent transaction processing systems attempt to leverage advanced hardware features like RDMA and HTM to significantly boost performance, which, however, pose several limitations like requiring priori knowledge of read/write sets of transactions and providing no availability support. In this paper, we present DrTM+R, a fast in-memory transaction processing(More)
Patch-based image synthesis methods have been successfully applied for various editing tasks on still images, videos and stereo pairs. In this work we extend patch-based synthesis to plenoptic images captured by consumer-level lenselet-based devices for interactive, efficient light field editing. In our method the light field is represented as a set of(More)
Many public knowledge bases are represented and stored as RDF graphs, where users can issue structured queries on such graphs using SPARQL. With massive queries over large and constantly growing RDF data, it is imperative that an RDF graph store should provide low latency and high throughput for concurrent query processing. However, prior systems still(More)
Many machine learning and data mining (MLDM) problems like recommendation, topic modeling and medical diagnosis can be modeled as computing on bipartite graphs. However, most distributed graph-parallel systems are oblivious to the unique characteristics in such graphs and existing online graph partitioning algorithms usually causes excessive replication of(More)
Previous research shows that red impairs individuals' performance on challenging intellectual tasks in achievement situations. However, no research to date has examined this issue in Chinese society. In China, red has a positive connotation in general (unlike in the West), but also has a negative connotation for students, given that teachers mark incorrect(More)
A new fluorescent chemosensor based on a Rhodamine B and pyrrole conjugate (RBPY) has been designed and synthesized. UV-vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic studies show that RBPY exhibits a high selectivity and sensitivity toward Fe(3+) among many other metal cations in a MeOH/H2O solution (3:2, v/v, pH 7.10, HEPES buffer, 0.1mM) by forming a 1:1(More)