Hi All,


Just one last reminder that the Google talk: “My other computer is a data center” is tonight, starting at 8.15pm in the St Catz JCR Lecture Theatre.


Also, if there is anyone who would like to come to the free Gloucester Research dinner at Quod, 7pm next Wednesday, please RSVP by the end of tomorrow – there are still a few places left. Feel free to RSVP in person if you will be at the talk tonight (let one of the committee members know).


All the best,




Co-President, Oxford CompSoc



"My other computer is a data center" - The warehouse-scale computing infrastructure at Google

  Wednesday 01, 20:15, St Catz JCR Lecture Theatre

  Christoph Best, Software Engineer, Google


Google's mission, to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, is simple, but it entails running a large number of very different applications from web search and advertising over video, geo and commerce to enterprise.  All these activities are supported by a single underlying computing infrastructure: Google's worldwide data centers.


In this talk, Christoph will try to give an impression of what it is like to work with such a unique infrastructure, and what its implications for computer science could be, with an emphasis on large-scale data processing.


Google have kindly offered to provide free drinks afterwards. They have also provided us with some Google T-Shirts to give away!


Here is a handy map for finding Catz: http://g.co/maps/eeut2 And here is another one for finding the JCR lecture theatre (it joins on to the PDR): http://compsoc.dartoxia.com/map.png


The talk starts at 20.15, the lodge are always happy to point you to the JCR Lecture Theatre (don't be afraid to ask!)..


FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/351801234844571