Lock-free & high-performance concurrent algorithms – Martin Thompson – Hong Kong/Singapore
Martin is a Java Champion with over 2 decades of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems. He is most recently known for his work on Aeron and SBE. Previously at LMAX he was the co-founder and CTO when he created the Disruptor. Prior to LMAX Martin worked for Betfair, three different content companies wrestling with the world largest product catalogues, and was a lead on some of the most significant C++ and Java systems of the 1990s in the automotive and finance domains.
He blogs at mechanical-sympathy.blogspot.com, and can be found giving training courses on performance and concurrency when he is not cutting code to make systems better.
Topic: Lock free and high-performance concurrent algorithms
This workshop introduced to a completely new way of thinking about concurrent programming. By taking a hardware up, rather than theory down, approach participants learnt how modern x86 hardware operates and how when you show sympathy for this hardware your algorithms will absolutely scream. In addition to learning the basic techniques of building high-performance data structures, a performance testing and profiling discipline also introduced that is fundamental to working at the extremes of systems performance.