24-28 October 2011
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

20 years of AFS service

28 Oct 2011, 10:45
30m
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 5K3
20th Anniversary HEPiX Past and Future

Speaker

Rainer Toebbicke (CERN)

Description

Almost 20 years ago, the AFS service was born at CERN alongside a paradigm shift away from mainframe computing towards clusters. The scalable and manageable networked file system offered easy, ubiquitous access to files and greatly contributed to making this shift a success. Take a look back, with a smile rather than raised eyebrows, at how pre-Linux, pre-iPad, MegaByte and Megahertz technology faced the headwind of technological evolution and adapted over decades: AFS did a good job and continues to defeat, not always best in class but usually flexible.

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