Algorithmic acceleration of parallel ALS for collaborative filtering: speeding up distributed big data recommendation in spark

Manda Winlaw, Michael Berkeley Hynes, Anthony Caterini, Hans De Sterck

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2015)
Subtitle of host publication14-17 December 2015, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EditorsTao Gu, Vikto K. Prasanna
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769557854
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems 2015 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 Dec 201517 Dec 2015
Conference number: 21st (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems 2015
Abbreviated titleICPADS 2015
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  • Recommendation systems
  • collaborative filtering
  • parallel optimization algorithms
  • matrix factorization
  • Apache Spark
  • Big Data
  • scalable methods

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