We care a lot about scalability at Google. An algorithm that works only on a small scale doesn't cut it when we are talking global access, millions of people, millions of search queries. We think big and love to talk about big ideas, so we're planning our first ever conference on scalable systems. It will take place on June 23 at our Seattle office. Our goal: to create a collegial atmosphere for participants to brainstorm different ways to build the robust systems that can handle, literally, a world of information.This is a call for proposals, so if you aren't interested in speaking at the conference, but would still like to attend, you should keep an eye on the Google Research Blog for more information.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Posted By Allen at 6:17 AM
Google is going to be hosting a one day conference on scalability at the Seattle office. I'm really looking forward to hearing more about this one. From the original announcement:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Posted By Allen at 3:37 PM
I've been playing around with the blog software on my main site tonight. I found a great wordpress plugin called feedwordpress, that allows me to syndicate all of my feeds onto my wp installation. Now that I've done that you'll be able to find everything (hopefully) I write online on this site. The permalink for each article will go to where the article actually lives. Which basically turns this site into a aggragater. There are comments enabled in almost every place I write, and I hope you stop by to say, "Hello". The downside to all this is that I ended up with a bunch of new things in the feed for my site tonight that normally wouldn't show up there.