Accelerated Software Distribution and Execution at Ever Increasing Scale

  • Tracy Di Marco White, Goldman Sachs

A brief summary of the topic More software packages, larger software packages, increased update frequency, to more clients, in more geographic regions, across increasingly diverse infrastructures, with faster execution times. What has been done to accomplish the gains we’ve realized, how do we continue the acceleration?

I’ll discuss how we’re driving change to AFS to improve the performance of software deployment. This discussion will include magic mount and other UNIX cache manager changes, as well as changes to RX, UBIK, and the file server. All of these have provided significant performance improvements

I’ll talk about what we saw in the past that drove us to what we see today, and where we hope to go.