Seminars

DATE: Monday, October 19, 2009 - NOTE SPECIAL DAY
TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PLACE: CIC 2101

SPEAKER:
Adam Bechtel, Yahoo!

TITLE:
Defrag’ing the Datacenter

ABSTRACT:
Companies that measure their infrastructure in megawatts pay close attention to Power Usage Effectiveness, but PUE is only part of the equation. Mega datacenters are often internally plagued with micro-infrastructures. Fragmentation may result from disparate workload needs (e.g., mapreduce vs streaming), physical limitations (e.g., cable distance), technology constraints (e.g., switch port density), or even policy (e.g., security). This talk explores some of Yahoo!’s choices along the path to defrag’ing the datacenter.

BIO:
Adam is head of infrastructure architecture at Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo!, Adam was the lead network architect at Inktomi Corporation. Prior to Inktomi, Adam worked 100+ hour weeks at a startup (like everyone else during the bubble). Adam holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from the University of Colorado.

SDI / LCS Seminar Questions?
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