[This is part of the Wide Finder 2 series.] The first serious results are in, and they’re eye-opening. The naive Ruby approach, remember, burned some 25 hours. There are now four other results posted, with elapsed times of 8, 9, 15, and 17 minutes. The write-ups are already full of surprises, and I’m expecting more.



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From: Pierre Phaneuf (Jun 09 2008, at 09:03)

I'm glad to see that a not-so-fancy approach with "classic Unix tools" is in the top two. Told you so. :-)

http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/10/30/WF-Results#c1193936717.946198

I actually used GNU make as part of a job scheduler for a cluster, adding SSH and a little Perl script for picking a free machine. Depending on the networking setup, you could do the same to Wong's solution!

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