Google Tech Talk

What: Google Tech Talk

Date: October 12, 2010

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: Student Center East - Cardinal Room

Bonus: Food will be provided

Title: The GMail Loadbalancer

Abstract: GMail runs in various datacenters and has millions of users. GMail needs a system that makes sure no datacenter is runs too hot. Enter the GMail Loadbalancer. An infrastructure component that shuffles millions of users every day making sure, among other things, no datacenter is overfull. In this talk I shall give a brief overview of the GMail architecture. Will also discuss the loadbalancer, the history of the project and tidbits of how backend infrastructure projects at Google typically work.