Analysis of streaming social networks and graphs on multicore architectures


Analyzing static snapshots of massive, graph-structured data cannot keep pace with the growth of social networks, financial transactions, and other valuable data sources. We introduce a framework, STING (Spatio-Temporal Interaction Networks and Graphs), and evaluate its performance on multicore, multisocket Intel ® -based platforms. STING achieves rates of around 100 000 edge updates per second on large, dynamic graphs with a single, general data structure. We achieve speedups of up to 1000× over parallel static computation, improve monitoring a dynamic graph’s connected components, and show an exact algorithm for maintaining local clustering coefficients performs better on Intel-based platforms than our earlier approximate algorithm.

2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012, Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012