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A cloud computing platform for large-scale forensic computing

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The timely processing of massive digital forensic collections demands the use of large-scale distributed computing resources and the flexibility to customize the processing performed on the collections. This paper describes MPI MapReduce (MMR), an open implementation of the MapReduce processing model that outperforms traditional forensic computing techniques. MMR provides linear scaling for CPU-intensive processing and super-linear scaling for indexing-related workloads.




Roussev, V., Wang, L., Richard, G., & Marziale, L. (2009). A cloud computing platform for large-scale forensic computing. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 306, pp. 201–214). Springer New York LLC.

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