Eric Wages wowed the college of science on Friday, April 26th, in the new Brittain Hall building presenting “Life in the Tube Factory: What it’s like to work in a Google Data Center”. This inside experience showed the daily operations and management that go into maintaining over 40,000 servers at a Google Data Center.

Not only did Eric give a great presentation but also a lengthy Q and A session answering most questions. Eric also gave out his business cards and accepted resumes for graduating students interested in working at Google. The CSCI department would like to thank Eric for coming out and hope to work with him in the future.

A little more about Eric Wages who is the Site Operations Manager for Google’s Data Center in Moncks Corner:

Eric oversees the teams that are responsible for deploying and maintaining the many computer hardware systems within the datacenter that runs various Google services such as YouTube, Gmail, and Docs. As a professional in the Charleston area, Eric is an active member of the Board of Trustees for Trident Technical College and is also an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and training. Prior to arriving at Google, Eric was the primary engineer responsible for the deployment, operation, and evolution of the MACH5 supercomputer, the world’s largest Apple-based computational cluster

See the original poster here.

Read the article about Eric's visit in the College of Science's Progression magazine here