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Monday, September 16 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Will Parallel Programming Ever Become Routine? - Paul E. McKenney, IBM

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The Linux kernel community has made great advances in its parallel-programming acumen over the past decade.  Although the Linux kernel continues to harbor its share of bugs, including concurrency bugs, the combination of relative stability and high rate of change is unprecedented.  This combination has been made possible by a three-part virtuous circle involving culture, economics, and tooling.  In recognition that CPU counts are still increasing, this talk will analyze this virtuous circle and propose ways of making it run even faster.

Audience: Developers, testers, and concurrency wonks.

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Paul McKenney

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Linux Technology Center, Beaverton
Paul E. McKenney is a Distinguished Engineer with the IBM Linux Technology Center, where he maintains the RCU implementation within the Linux kernel. He has been coding for four decades, more than half of that on parallel hardware. His prior lives include the DYNIX/ptx kernel at Sequent... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm
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