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The Taub Faculty of Computer Science Events and Talks

CSpecial Talk: Innovation and Scale at Facebook
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Alon Shalita (Facebook)
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Tuesday, 20.12.2011, 12:30
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Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
In seven years of rapid growth Facebook has become today's most popular social network, redefining digital identity and the basic set of communication channels for people worldwide. Many unique engineering challenges were handled along the way: building products extremely quickly while keeping the high quality of the service and the low cost of the hardware that supports it, allowing hori-zontal scaling of highly interconnected datar ,anking news items for divergent user population with and allowing application )from a social revolution to the party next door( large spectrum of interestsdevelopers and website owners to extend the social graph using an open platform API.

In this talk, we will peek inside Facebook engineering, describing some of these challenges and their solutions.