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[edit] (Deb)athena Under the Hood

Date: November 23, 2010, at 3:00 PM
Presenters: Jonathan Reed
Location: 4-231
Abstract: Athena has been a fixture at MIT for over 25 years. During that time, it has evolved from a radical academic computing experiment to the Institute's primary distributed computing environment. Over the years many new components and platforms were added and others were removed. Most recently, Debathena replaced Athena 9.4 as the primary version of Athena. I'll cover the various components of Athena (Kerberos, AFS, Moira, Hesiod, etc), notable changes over the years, and enhancements Debathena added to the cluster environment. This talk will cover some of the material from previous cluedumps on Athena (2007, 2008) but will also introduce new material, and speculate about what Athena may look like in the future.
Bio: Jonathan Reed '02 is a SIPB prospective and Senior Student Liaison in IS&T's Faculty and Student Experience (FSX) group, where he spends more time working on Athena than originally planned.
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