Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Google, Inc.
Google: Building Scalable Systems and Moving Large Datasets
Physics Division Colloquium - 7 September 2007

In order to manage ever-increasing computation needs, Google continues to scale its hardware and software systems to meet the need to store more data, serve more requests, and at the same time improve results. Using Google Code's Subversion server as a case study, this talk will cover Google's hardware philosophy and several core infrastructure technologies such as GFS, BigTable, and MapReduce. We'll also review advances in storage as they relate to Google's project for moving large scientific datasets.

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