Presentation: "Distributed Computing the Google Way"

Time: Wednesday 13:30 - 14:30

Location: Store Sal

Abstract: Google is known to operate one of the largest civilian computing infrastructures. These hardware resources are managed by a vast collection of software frameworks and tools, which form the basis for highly parallelized, reliable, low-latency, high-throughput applications. They also provide useful programming abstractions that speed up development and debugging. Some parts of this infrastructure, such as MapReduce, GFS, Sawzall, Chubby, Protocol Buffers, are available as open source projects or published in academic papers, while others are proprietary. Rather than dive into the dark corners of each of these tools, this talk tries to distill key design themes and patterns, which enable these unique capabilities, and can be re-used in other contexts.
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Gregor Hohpe, Track Host, Google Architect

 Gregor  Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe is a software architect with Google, Inc. Gregor is a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. He co-authored the seminal book "Enterprise Integration Patterns" (Addison-Wesley, 2004), followed by "Integration Patterns" and "Enterprise Solution Patterns", both published by Microsoft Press. He was nominated a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Solution Architect for his contributions to the developer community and recognized as an active member of the patterns community by the Hillside Group. In 2005, Joel Spolsky selected Gregor's article "Starbucks Does Not Use Two-phase Commit" for his "Best Software Writing" (APress).

Gregor speaks regularly at technical conferences around the world. He likes to cut through the hype surrounding service-oriented architectures and captures nuggets of advice in the form of design patterns that can help developers avoid costly mistakes. Find out more about his work at