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Monday
Oct122009

High Performance at Massive Scale – Lessons learned at Facebook

Jeff Rothschild, Vice President of Technology at Facebook gave a great presentation at UC San Diego on our favorite subject: "High Performance at Massive Scale –  Lessons learned at Facebook". The abstract for the talk is:

Facebook has grown into one of the largest sites on the Internet today serving over 200 billion pages per month. The nature of social data makes engineering a site for this level of scale a particularly challenging proposition. In this presentation, I will discuss the aspects of social data that present challenges for scalability and will describe the the core architectural components and design principles that Facebook has used to address these challenges. In addition, I will discuss emerging technologies that offer new opportunities for building cost-effective high performance web architectures.

There's a lot of interesting about this talk that we'll get into  later, but I thought you might want a head start on learning how Facebook handles 30K+ machines, 300 million active users, 20 billion photos, and 25TB per day of logging data.

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Reader Comments (4)

The webcast is not available at the specified resource. Is there any other way to get to it? Thanks.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoumya Sengupta

The video is not available. I have tried it in Windows (with Media Player 10 and 11) as well as Linux/Ubuntu mplayer & vlc. No luck. Thanks for any help.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

It worked for me with VLC on Fedora 11. Click Media > Open network stream > protocol: HTTP > address: video-jsoe.ucsd.edu/asx/JeffRothschildFacebook.asx > play

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Brier

you can try this
mms://video-jsoe.ucsd.edu/calit2/JeffRothschildFacebook.wmv

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevgeniy

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