I need to process "big data" (nearly 1TB which can be partitioned into smaller chunks). Consider several programming languages (Java, Python, C++, Perl) and other scripting options (Perl, awk, sed, ...
Apologies if this is off topic - it concerns the relative efficiencies of running I/O-heavy Perl/Java scripts in parallel on a Ubuntu system. I have written two simple versions of a file copy script ...
Let's say I open a file a for reading. What if an application, let's call it aWriter writes to this file in random intervals. Are there any possibilities of me receiving improper file contents if I ...