Machinations


John Wilkes and the Omega System
April 3, 2013, 4:03 pm
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Nice Wired article on John Wilkes and the Omega software system at Google.

When I was a PhD student, John Wilkes approached my advisor and I with a cool distributed computing problem that eventually led to one of my first SODA papers.  John was a great early mentor and I’m not surprised that he continues to be incredibly successful.  He’s also an example of a general fact that I’ve found to be true: the most successful systems researchers take theory seriously.

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