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Alumni Tech Talk.

Held in MC 2017, on 2015-01-21, at 6:00 PM.


Alex Tsay from AeroFS will talk about the high availability distributed file systems they develop.

The CAP Theorem outlined the fundamental limitations of a distributed system. When designing a distributed system, one has to constantly be aware of the trade-off between consistency and availability. Most distributed systems are designed with consistency in mind. However, AeroFS has decided to build a high-availability file system instead. In this tech talk, I'll be presenting an overview of AeroFS file system, advantages and challenges of a high-availability file system, and examine the inner workings of AeroFS's core syncing algorithm.