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Wednesday, 19 October 2011: The Power of Partitioning in Systems Architecture

by Communications Team on August 1, 2011  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Our October Month Dinner

Dinner Meeting – Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Power of Partitioning in Systems Architecture

Richard Taylor – Systems Architect Consultant/UMBC Adjunct Professor

RichardPresentation: Partitioning is the heart of system architecting. Effective partitioning can decompose a large, complex problem into a set of largely autonomous simpler problems that, in combination, can solve the larger problem. By contrast, ineffective partitioning can constrain systems architecture so negatively that no developers can save it. This presentation reviews system partitioning strategies, with an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. It discusses the effect of partitioning on system scalability, availability, performance, data quality, and geographic flexibility.

Speaker: Richard Taylor is a very experienced senior systems architect who has designed many large, complex systems in highly diverse domains, including banking systems, the GPS ground system, and the 2000 and 2010 Decennial Censuses. He has worked for IBM Federal Systems, Loral, Lockheed Martin, and Evolver. He recently retired, but continues to provide occasional consulting support. In addition, Mr. Taylor has been an adjunct professor at UMBC for the past seven years where he teaches two courses in Systems Architecture and Design in the Systems Engineering graduate program.

Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)

Meal: Join us for Oktoberfest: Bratwurst and Knockwurst; Braised Red cabbage; Sauerkraut; Cucumber and caraway salad, rolls and butter, dessert, including a small Fruit Plate, coffee, iced tea.

>>Download the Meeting Flyer Here<<


Paying online with PayPal: Go to our Registration Page can pay on line via credit card. (Please note: You’ll be using our old website for registration)

Presentation ONLY: FREE (no reservations necessary)

bookThe purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.

October’s door prize is:

The Art of Systems Architecting

By Mark W. Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin

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