If you are at the conference this week, you might be interested in dropping in on this session. I got the news via email from Harvey Wasserman, the SC09 Masterworks Chair:
Robert Johnson, who is Director of Engineering at Facebook, will be speaking in a Masterworks session on Thursday afternoon, Room Portland Ballroom 252.
The same session will feature Urs Hoelzle who is served as Google’s first vice president of engineering and led the development of Google’s technical infrastructure. It will be interesting to see what the HPC community can learn from these two guys about assembling and running data centers that support millions of users.