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Mechanical Sympathy: The Software/Hardware Divide

Software and hardware are like two sides of the same coin. One doesn’t make sense without the other. No matter which domain you work in, you should have an understanding of the other side. But what does understanding mean? What can software engineers learn to help extract the most out of the hardware their applications run on?

This track will look at the boundary between hardware and software. What are capabilities that the hardware provides we can take advantage of? What are the challenges to look out for? How do we create/apply new tools and techniques to deal with all the latest trends in hardware to extract maximum performance from our systems?


Ed Hunter

Engineering Leader @Netflix
Ed Hunter is an Engineering Director at Netflix running the Performance and Demand engineering teams. These two teams build the tools and techniques to help the Netflix microservice owners ensure their services run as efficiently and reliably as possible with the resources they need. Prior to... Read more Find Ed Hunter at:

Wednesday Nov 18 / 12:00PM EST


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