Title: Statistics for Engineers
We all know the power of parallel computation, and aspire to use it whenever we can to improve performance. Often we need to calculate a statistical attribute of our data, such as: average, variance or percentiles. In this workshop we will define what is required of a statistical attribute in order to be able to calculate in parallel, and go over several such implementations. We will also go over a few measurements from the world of click-stream analysis and evaluate if we can parallelize their calculation.