Building Large Systems at Google

Google TechTalks May 31, 2006 Narayanan Shivakumar Shivakumar is a Google Distinguished Entrepreneur. Earlier, he was a Director of Engineering responsible for many of Google’s advertising products and Google Search Appliances. Before Google, he cofounded Gigabeat (’99), a startup in the online music space, and later acquired by Napster. He graduated with a BS ’94 (Summa Cum Laude) from UCLA in Computer Science and PhD ’99 in Computer Science from Stanford University. ABSTRACT Google deals with large amounts of data and millions of users. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the distributed systems and computing platform that power Google’s various products, and make the products scalable and reliable. Google engEDU

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