#g_gitalychat channel for questions that don't seem appropriate to use the issue tracker for.
The Gitaly team is responsible for building and maintaining systems to ensure that the git data storage tier of GitLab instances, and GitLab.com in particular, is fast.
The first project that the Gitaly team will be undertaking is a Git RPC service for handling all the git calls made by GitLab.
The goals of Gitaly are
See the design document for an in-depth explanation behind the motivation for GitLab.