Usenix LISA 2013 Cloud system administration presentations

If you run private or public clouds (or want to) here is a list of talks, workshops, and tutorials that you should attend at Usenix LISA 2013.

[I apologize in advance for any typo or errors. Please report any problems in the comments. The conference website has the latest information. Other lists of presentations: DevOps, Programming, Unix/Linux administration technical skills, and Women at Usenix LISA.]


Usenix LISA 2013 Presentations about Cloud System Administration:

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013:

Monday, Nov 4, 2013:

  • 9am-5pm:
  • The Cloud Workshop
  • Facilitated by: Lorin Hochstein, Nimbis Services; Scott Devoid, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Format: Day-long workshop (mix of presentations and discussion)
  • 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
  • Networking in the Cloud Age
  • David Nalley, Apache CloudStack, Chiradeep Vittal, Citrix Systems
  • Format: Half Day Training Class

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013:

[A big part of cloud administration is working as a team to build large systems. This year I've rewritten much of this talk to be examples drawn from my experience on such teams.]

  • 1:30am-5pm:
  • Evil Genius 101
  • Thomas A. Limoncelli, Stack Exchange
  • Format: Half Day Training Class

[While not directly about cloud computing, all the skills in this tutorial will help anyone building private or public clouds.]

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013:

  • 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • User Space
  • Noah Zoschke, Sr. Platform Engineer, Heroku
  • Format: Invited Talk

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013:

Friday, Nov 9, 2013:

  • 9:00 am-9:30 am
  • Challenges to Error Diagnosis in Hadoop Ecosystems
  • Jim (Zhanwen) Li, NICTA; Siyuan He, Citibank; Liming Zhu, NICTA and University of New South Wales; Xiwei Xu, NICTA; Min Fu, University of New South Wales; Len Bass and Anna Liu, NICTA and University of New South Wales; An Binh Tran, University of New South Wales
  • Format: Research paper

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