The first author is grateful to Esther and Kiri for their loving support. He dedicates this book to Joshua and Jacob, the new joys of his life.
The second author would like to thank Herb for putting up with his disorderly living habits and Philip for being a very indulgent linguistics advisor.
This work was made possible by the Google and IBM Academic Cloud Computing Initiative (ACCI) and the National Science Foundation’s Cluster Exploratory (CLuE) program, under award IIS-0836560, and also award IIS-0916043. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.
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