Jim Gray, a Distinguished Engineer for the Microsoft Bay Area Research Center recently gave a talk at the 4th Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST).  There are some interesting things covered in this talk, such as disk reliability, indexing, file system versus database formats, computation and memory, file system structure, parallel file systems, etc.

View:  FAST ‘05 Technical Sessions (Slides and MP3 audio)

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