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Aug 10, 2012 at 18:36 vote accept Raphael
Aug 4, 2012 at 10:00 comment added edA-qa mort-ora-y @Raphael, I agree, but I'm not sure I can do that. However, I can observe, that as described here (first quote), merge sort uses the exact method of map/reduce. It can, indeed, be distributed with zero alteration.
Aug 4, 2012 at 9:14 comment added Raphael @edA-qamort-ora-y: In that case, we should be able to express MapReduce in older terms, and that would make for good answer!
Aug 4, 2012 at 9:13 comment added Raphael @Aryabhata: If there is novelty, this question has a good, constructive answer. If there is not, little can be said to prove so (except maybe reducing MapReduce to an older technique explicitly), true. But if you feel that way, by all means, vote!
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Aug 3, 2012 at 17:54 answer added Massimo Cafaro timeline score: 6
Aug 3, 2012 at 17:53 comment added edA-qa mort-ora-y There is no novelty. I won't make this an answer, but it is my strong opinion that nothing new in computation, or even distributed computing was discovered by MapReduce.
Aug 3, 2012 at 17:47 answer added Xodarap timeline score: 3
Aug 3, 2012 at 17:43 answer added Sasho Nikolov timeline score: 22
Aug 3, 2012 at 16:38 history tweeted twitter.com/#!/StackCompSci/status/231428816063565824
Aug 3, 2012 at 15:14 answer added Mike Samuel timeline score: 48
Aug 3, 2012 at 14:04 history asked Raphael CC BY-SA 3.0