Starting to Learn Distributed File Systems

So here we go! I've been reading like crazy about distributed systems and distributed file systems the past few days. And like all graduate students, my first instinct was to start learning about the major conferences and reading the big papers in the field. The most obvious choice is to see if any of the big web companies published any papers on their infrastructure. Lo and Behold they have! So here's a coredump of my findings:

Arstechnica has a gentle introduction to Distributed File Systems (DFS) here. If you know of any more papers, please let me know! The major conferences seem to be:

I'll start digesting and blogging about these papers in another post - which means it's time to start Better Know a Distributed Systems tag!