I'm sending you this announcement because it's a very interesting event
organized by the Dutch UUG, on the subject of Filesystems & Storage,
with key people giving keynotes and sessions amongst which is the core
developer of ext4.
Jeroen van Meeuwen
Every bit counts. From a single byte to billions of images, from one
line of text to a gigantic tangled semantic web of documents, from clay
tablets to 3D holographic memory, storage and the means to organize
storage have always been important to humanity. Never underestimate the
bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes, it was said; a sailboat
crossing the Atlantic still manages rates of a little over 1GB/s
A petabyte of storage weighs about as much as a small car, but a large
physics experiment can fill that up in less than a week. The modern rate
of data production and amount of data storage --and crucially also data
search and retrieval-- have pushed the limits of computer storage and
the traditional file system further and further back.
The NLUUG Spring Conference 2009 focuses on storage and the means to
organise it: file systems, physical storage, connections and search.
The keynote speaker at the conference will be Ted Ts'o, author of the
ext4 file system in Linux and CTO of the Linux Foundation. Other
subjects at the conference are DRBD, desktop search and ZFS.
The conference is in conference center 'De Reehorst' in Ede, The
Netherlands. Information about the full programme and registration can
be found at the conference website:
As always members of NLUUG and sister organisations as well as students
get a hefty discount.