UTCS Colloquia/FoCS: "Scaling Facebook - Facebook Tech Talk for Grad Students", Dr. Harry Li/Facebook, ACES 2.402, February 22, 2011, 12:30 PM

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Feb 22, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquia/FoCS

Speaker/Affiliation: Ha

rry Li/Facebook Engineer (UT PhD)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 1

2:30 PM

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Lorenzo Alvisi & Mike Dahlin/F


Talk Title: Scaling Facebook - Facebook Tech Talk for Grad Student


Talk Abstract: Facebook has grown at an incredible rate in recent ye

ars. In October 2007, Facebook had 50 million active users---distinct user

s who have logged into the website in the past month. 10 months later, the
active user account reached 100 million. An additional 9 months after that
(April 2009), the active user count climbed to 200 million. In July 2010

, Facebook hit 500 million active users.

In this talk, I will discuss
how Facebook''s infrastructure has evolved to scale with such explosive gr

owth from the early days of a single cluster to its current architecture th

at spans across multiple clusters and two coasts. I will explain how our we

b machines interact with memcache and MySQL and highlight the mechanisms we
use to ensure that your data remains consistent within a cluster, across

co-located clusters, and across geographically separated clusters.


VP to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154571874593094 so that we know
to expect you.

Speaker Bio: Harry Li is an infrastructure engineer at
Facebook. He is a part of the Datacenters team and works to ensure that Fa

cebook''s architecture continues to scale with explosive user growth. He re

ceived his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin under the g

uidance of Lorenzo Alvisi and Mike Dahlin. While he does not miss the oppre

ssive Austin summers that last for six months, he will always miss his yea

rs on the 6th floor of ACES.