# Social Hash Partitioner: A Scalable Distributed Hypergraph Partitioner

@article{Kabiljo2017SocialHP, title={Social Hash Partitioner: A Scalable Distributed Hypergraph Partitioner}, author={Igor Kabiljo and Brian Karrer and Mayank Pundir and Sergey Pupyrev and Alon Shalita and Alessandro Presta and Yaroslav Akhremtsev}, journal={Proc. VLDB Endow.}, year={2017}, volume={10}, pages={1418-1429} }

We design and implement a distributed algorithm for balanced k-way hypergraph partitioning that minimizes fanout, a fundamental hypergraph quantity also known as the communication volume and (k - 1)-cut metric, by optimizing a novel objective called probabilistic fanout. This choice allows a simple local search heuristic to achieve comparable solution quality to the best existing hypergraph partitioners.
Our algorithm is arbitrarily scalable due to a careful design that controls…

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