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The results in the right column are from the BID Data Suite paper by Canny and Zhao: Big Data Analytics with Small Footprint: Squaring the Cloud (KDD 13).


Working on our final project, we have been running into this exact issue. The overhead involved in setting up a multithreaded program doesn't outweigh the performance improvements, especially in artificial intelligence. It is a sobering thought when thinking about how applicable parallelization actually is in our every day lives.