Red Hat Research Quarterly
About the author
Hugh Brock is the Research Director for Red Hat, coordinating Red Hat research and collaboration with universities, governments, and industry worldwide. A Red Hatter since 2002, Hugh brings intimate knowledge of the complex relationship between upstream projects and shippable products to the task of finding research to bring into the open source world.
Articles by this author
I have been spending a lot of time lately thinking about all the hard problems involved in managing large-scale systems. Why? Well, it turns out to be a really important topic for Red Hat Research and for the Red Hat engineering community that we hope to serve.
As we begin our third year of RHRQ I am in a celebratory mood—unusual, for 2021, but I think appropriate. I’ve just finished rereading our interview with Professor Anat Bremler-Barr of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.
In The Practice of Management, Peter Drucker exhorts managers to push decision-making as close to individual workers—and as near to the last minute—as possible, an idea that has surprising parallels in computing.