Meetup #5: Borg - The internal cluster management system at Google

Google is running many data centers, and in each of them many clusters of many thousands of servers each. The scale at which Google’s workloads are running presents its specific challenges, and addressing them in a cost-effective way is hard. On the other end of the system there are service owners who run their systems on Borg, and running even a simple service at that scale also turns out to be a tricky job.

Marcin Gawlik will explain how we tackle these problems!

Our speaker

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Marcin Gawlik

Staff Software Engineer

When and where

November 30th, 4 pm Warsaw time (CEST)

This is a virtual event and you can register by clicking REGISTER button at the top of the page. We will use Google Meet platform, so please make sure ahead of time that your setup supports it.

Google Warsaw Cloud Meetup

We created this series of meetups to be able to share with the engineering community in Poland, in the region, and thanks to virtual format, even in other countries and continents, the work that is done by us in the Warsaw Office. This event is produced by engineers to engineers- we use a simple Google Meet that will allow you to just virtually raise your hand and ask anything you want directly and openly. We’ll talk about interesting projects, complex technical issues we are working on, what we like in our work and also the challenges and downsides.


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About Google Warsaw site

Warsaw is Google’s regional hub for both engineering and business, and one of our fastest growing sites in Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a major Engineering office, Googlers in Warsaw work on Google’s Cloud Platform and Infrastructure throughout the stack, as well as other major functions in the company, working with our customers, partners and other important stakeholders.

The Google Warsaw office is located in the vibrant city center where Googlers enjoy a unique and fun environment with a lot of emphasis on culture — including talks, learning sessions, clubs (everything from a ‘Go’ club and a ‘Tartar eaters one’)- all of them continued regularly while working from home. Now that we are preparing to gradually return to the office, we plan to go back to a variety of sports activities, the gym and meals served in our canteens. Google will be also embracing the new, more flexible models of working, with some Googlers working fully remotely, while others returning to the office full-time.

In a true Google style, Googlers reach out to the community and volunteer through programs like Mind the Gap, Children's University, and Habitat for Humanity. 

(Photos by Jacek Waszkiewicz)


We received some questions about open positions during the previous event - you can check them at the Warsaw Careers Page.

Google - The Warsaw Hub
Google - The Warsaw Hub