You can use it for performance testing, although it is not a great
simulation of real graphs. Real graphs tend to be more power law
distributed (see https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GIRAPH-26).
Hope that helps,
On 3/17/12 8:13 PM, Fleischman, Stephen (ISS SCI - Plano TX) wrote:
I am using Giraph solely for performance characterization -- primarily
comparing hardware platforms but also for Hadoop configuration
tuning. Am I correct that we could use the
PseudoRandomVertexInputFormat, as used in the PageRank example, to
generate any size graphs that can then be used in the simple shortest
path example program and thus avoiding the need to obtain actual datasets?