Anand Babu
CTO, Gluster

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AB was the CTO and co-founder of Gluster (Petascale Distributed Filesystem) prior to its acquisition by Red Hat. He also serves on the board of Free Software Foundation India. Prior to Gluster, AB served as CTO at California Digital Corporation (CDC), where his work led to the scaling of the commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance. He drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led the development of the world’s second fastest Supercomputer “Thunder”, for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He authored/contributed to free software projects such as GNU FreeIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), GNU Freetalk (Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo (Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM). AB obtained his BE in Computer Science and Engineering from Annamalai University, India.


Event, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E148
Anand Babu (Gluster), John Mark Walker (
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GlusterFS is a community produced, open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes(actually, 72 brontobytes!) and handling thousands of clients. The morning tutorial will provide attendees with a broad and deep overview of GlusterFS, from history and roadmap to the latest release, v 3.3. Read more.


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