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YOW! Depthfirst Workshop 2016
Lock free and high-performance concurrent algorithms
YOW! Australia is excited to welcome international Java champion Martin Thompson for our special first YOW! Depthfirst Workshop in Singapore.
WHAT IS THIS WORKSHOP ABOUT?
Candidates in this workshop will be introduced to a completely new way of thinking about concurrent programming. By taking a hardware up, rather than theory down, approach you'll learn 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 will be introduced that is fundamental to working at the extremes of systems performance.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Understanding Mechanical Sympathy
- Performance considerations on modern hardware
- How modern x86-64 hardware informs concurrent and high performance programming techniques
- Memory models for software and hardware
- Why contention of any type is the enemy and how to avoid it
- How we manage contention when we absolutely must
- How the JVM provides support for concurrent programs
- Profiling and performance testing
Concurrent and High-performance Algorithm Design
- Lock-free concurrency primitives
- Signalling state change
- Ensuring order
- Concurrent data structures
Experience of the Java Programming Language.
A laptop capable of running 4 concurrent threads - This can be a dual core with hyperthreading enabled.
Java 7+, and Ant 1.9+ installed, plus IDE of your choice
More advanced profiling techniques can be demonstrated if running Linux.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshop is aimed at delivery team members (programmers, testers, business analysts and product owners) mostly working in iterative delivery, such as Scrum or Kanban.
Prior experience in delivering software iteratively is useful when attending this workshop, but not required.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR – MARTIN THOMPSON
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.
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YOW! 2016 Conference
3 tracks | 3 cities | International Speakers
YOW! 2016 Conference is YOW's signature conference in Australia. The fast-paced, 2 days and 3 tracks event is held in December in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
Group tickets and Sponsorship
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Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds
In the event that you have booked for the conference or workshops and are unable to attend, you may send another person to attend in your place provided you inform YOW! organisers of the change not less than 72 hours prior to the conference or workshops. Please see our full terms and conditions.