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Glimpse Inside the Google Machine at AUUG 2006 Conference

  • 06 October, 2006 11:35

<p></p><center><b>Google Reliability Engineer to Give First Public Insights into
How Google Manages Their Large Clustered Architecture<br/>
with an Open
Source Tool Next Week</b>
</center>
SYDNEY, Australia -- 6 October, 2006 -- AUUG, the organisation
for
UNIX, Linux and Open Source professionals, today announced that Google
Corporate Application<br/>
Reliability Engineer Michael Still will be delivering a presentation at
AUUG 2006 titled "Managing Unix servers the slack way - Tools and
techniques for managing large numbers of Unix machines".  AUUG
2006 is AUUG's annual
national conference
for UNIX, Linux, BSD and Open Source users, corporations,
government
agencies, developers and vendors. The conference provides practical
problem solving strategies for managers and implementers of a broad
range technologies on UNIX, Linux, MAC OS X and
Windows.<br/>
<p>Michael is an Australian (and past AUUG board member) now working as
a Corporate Application Reliability Engineer at Google's corporate
headquarters in Mountain View, California. Michael will talk about
"slack" a tool that Google has
open sourced and is used to deploy software to servers. In particular
it's a centralized mechanism for deploying software configurations to
large clusters of machines. This presentation will be the first time
Google have discussed these details of their systems in public.<br/></p>
<p>The AUUG conference, now in its third decade, is a key resource and
meeting
place for users, developers and vendors wanting to make the most of
their
investments in UNIX, Linux and Open Source Systems.</p>
<p>The 3 day conference programme is preceded by a 1 day
tutorial
programme featuring: MySQL, web application development, security and
risk management.<br/></p>
<p>Although focused on providing strong technical content, the
conference also addresses business topics and provides excellent
opportunities for attendees to meet and build friendships via the
conference reception and dinner.</p>
<p><b>Other speakers of note include:</b></p>
<p></p><ul style="list-style-type: disc;">
<ul style="list-style-type: disc;">
<li>Lars Rasmussen, Google (USA)<br/>
</li>
<li>Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland (New Zealand)</li>
<li>Arjen Lentz, MySQL AB (Australia)</li>
<li>Tobias Eggendorfer, University of Federal Armed Forces (Germany)</li>
<li>Lawrie Brown, Australian Defence Force Academy (Australia)</li>
<li>Joseph Gan, Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia)</li>
</ul>
</ul>
The conference program and full speaker details are
available
on-line at http://new.auug.org.au/events_store/auug2006/welcome<br/>
<b><br/>
Key Partners in the event include:</b> Checkpoint, Google,
Computerworld and
LinuxWorld.
AUUG 2006 will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Flinders Street,
Melbourne 11-13 October 2006.<br/>
<p>Tutorials will be conducted prior to the conference, at the same
venue, on 10 October 2006.</p>
<p>Both AUUG members and non-members can attend with discounts for AUUG
members, members of affiliated organizations and students. September
"Early Bird" rates have closed so normal
registration fees now apply - registration
for the conference is $950 for AUUG members and $1125 for non-members.
There
is a special discounted student rate of just $165. Tutorials are $420
per
half day for AUUG members and $600 for non-members.</p>
<p>Register now at http://new.auug.org.au/events_store/auug2006/welcome<br/></p>
<p></p><center>
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<p></p></center>
<b>About AUUG Incorporated</b>
<br/>
AUUG Inc. is the Organisation for Unix, Linux and Open Source
professionals.
Dating from 1975, AUUG is a national body with chapters that organise
local
activities in most capital cities. AUUG's role is building a community
by connecting, supporting and promoting people with an interest in
interoperable
computing - which we see as a key to achieving fitness for purpose and
value for money in Information and Communication Technology. Our
members
are professionals who care about:
<p></p><ul>
<li>Unix operating systems from proprietary vendors</li>
<li>Linux, BSD and other Open Source operating systems</li>
<li>Open standards, specifically those which enable the free and
unrestricted
interchange of information</li>
<li>Open Source applications, regardless of the platform they run on</li>
<li>Related cool technology</li>
</ul>
Visit <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/">http://www.auug.org.au/</a>
<br/>
Previous AUUG press releases can be viewed at <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/">http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/</a>
<blockquote>AUUG Inc. <br/>
PO Box 7071 <br/>
Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153 <br/>
Australia <br/>
Free Call 1800 625 655, Fax 02 8824 9522 <br/>
International: Tel +61 2 8824 9511, Fax +61 2 8824 9522 <br/>
E-mail: <a href="mailto:auug@auug.org.au">auug@auug.org.au</a> <br/>
ABN 15 645 981 718</blockquote>
<b>Press Contact</b>
<br/>
Gordon Hubbard
<br/>
Press Secretary, AUUG Inc.
<br/>
&lt;<a href="mailto:Gordon.Hubbard@auug.org.au">Gordon.Hubbard@auug.org.au</a>&gt;
<br/>
Tel: 02 9659 9590
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