Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory

Scaling Up Subversion 

Jon Trowbridge
Stuart Building 204
Monday, April 18th, 2011
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Abstract: Google Code ( provides free Subversion repositories to open source projects --- but unlike the myriad of other such hosting providers on the web, Google's service is powered by a custom fork of Subversion that is optimized for its proprietary infrastructure. This talk will discuss how we took a legacy system whose design is deeply tied to the idea of running on a single machine and turned it into a highly scalable distributed system. 

Slides (PDF)

Bio: Jon Trowbridge is a software engineer at Google, where his work to date has focused on building systems for data storage and distribution. Before he chose to devote himself to a life of ones and zeros, Jon studied algebraic topology at the University of Chicago. 


Jon Trowbridge