- Chun Waan Loke
- Peter Chong
- Clarice Osmond
- Zhilong Li
Tree Boosting In A Nutshell
Split Finding Algorithms
Column Block for Parallel Learning
Blocks for Out-of-core Computation
When the dataset is too large for the cache and main memory, XGBoost utilizes disk spaces as well. Since reading and writing data to the disks are slow, XGBoost optimizes the process by using the following two methods.
- Block Compression
- Blocks are compressed by columns
- Although decompressing takes time, it is still faster than reading from the disks
- Block Sharding
- If multiple disks are available, data is split into those disks
- When the CPU needs data, all the disks can be read at the same time
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