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Lies, Damned Lies, and Timeouts

YOW! 2017 Sydney

Wherever systems are distributed, timeouts are present. However, they don’t necessarily mean what you expect, and often come from unexpected sources. Don’t be fooled- let’s take a close look at what timeouts are made of, and learn how to use them wisely.

Yao Yue



United States

Yao is fascinated by large-scale distributed systems. She spent much of her career improving the performance of such systems, and is an expert on distributed caching. She developed Pelikan cache, a framework for building high-throughput, low-latency cache and related services.