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Keynote: Luiz Barroso, Google

Warehouse Scale Computing


Outsourcing data storage and processing to large datacenter facilities is an attractive model for offering computing services, due in part to the efficiencies achievable by co-location of vast computing and storage capabilities and by amortizing their cost over many users and applications. Realizing those efficiencies, however, requires tackling hardware and software design challenges of an unprecedented scale. In this talk I will go over a small number of such challenges, with a focus on energy efficiency and distributed storage systems.


Luiz Andre Barroso is a Distinguished Engineer at Google, where he has worked across several engineering areas, ranging from applications and software infrastructure to the design of Google's computing platform. He was previously a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation (later Compaq), where his group did some of the early work on chip-multiprocessing systems including the design of Piranha, an architecture that helped inspire some of today's multi-core CPUs. Luiz has a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California and B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro.