Flat Datacenter Storage: Not Just for Academics

Alex Rasmussen presents the "Flat Datacenter Storage" paper by Edmund B. Nightingale, Jeremy Elson, Jinliang Fan, Owen Hofmann, Jon Howell, and Yutaka Suzue. http://css.csail.mit.edu/6.824/2014/papers/fds.pdf

Alex tells us: "Flat Datacenter Storage (FDS) is, as the intro describes, 'a high-performance, fault-tolerant, large-scale, locality-oblivious blob store.' It's also a great example of how carefully thought-out co-design of software and hardware for a target workload can yield really impressive performance results, even in the presence of heterogeneity and operating at scale. In my (admittedly biased) opinion, this style of system design doesn't get enough attention outside of academia, and has a lot to teach us about how data-intensive systems should be designed."


This video was recorded at the Papers we love too meetup at Github in SF.