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August 06, 2003


As requested by Jeff and Scoble, this is an entry to signal that I also will be at the PDC in LA in October. I know it is strange for an academic to go to one of these developer oriented events, but it is the best place to put your finger on the pulse of the world that should matter most to us systems-research folks. It is important to understand what the problems are that the folks who have to build real complex distributed systems are facing, and to think about how academic research can help ease their pains in the future.

It wil be a sort of detox for me as in the two weeks before the PDC I will be at the High-Performance Transaction Processing Workshop and at SOSP, which are very different in nature (and size).

Any suggestions about good hotels close to the Staples Center?

Posted by Werner Vogels at August 6, 2003 11:17 AM