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Thursday, November 16 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Self-Aware Adaptive Distributed Systems

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Systems, from the very large to the very small, described through physics and biology, have many parallels to what we deal with (e.g. uncertainty, time, location, distribution) and need (adaptive, reactive systems, tolerance in unpredictability, replication, automatic response and transformation).

This talk looks at distributed systems through the physics of time and space, genetics, viruses, movement and rebalancing of resources in biological systems and populations, and how these apply to what we do as engineers. Re-framing problems changes how we see systems we build and deploy to. How can we leverage these to design more adaptive behaviors to our own systems at scale?

In the context of the larger technology community, we also must ask the question: why is information technology so far behind scientific technology? Are we missing strategies that are right in front of us?


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Helena Edelson

Senior Distributed Systems Infrastructure Engineer
Helena has been a software engineer for 18 years, the last seven exclusively working in Scala on cloud, big data, streaming and analytics projects. But her academic background is in science. She has been a Senior Cloud Engineer, and Senior Infrastructure/Big Data Engineer at... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
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