Michael Barker

Software Engineer & Independent Consultant at Ephemeris Consulting Ltd Michael Barker is an independent software consultant, specialising distributed systems, concurrency and high performance systems.  He has spent 20+ years working in a variety of industries and has spent most of the last decade working on low-latency financial exchanges.  Michael is a core contributor to the Aeron open source project, a co-founder and former maintainer of the LMAX Disruptor and has made small contributions to a number of other OSS projects.

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Beyond POSIX - Adventures in Alternative Networking APIs

Over the last 10 years it has become increasingly apparent that the venerable BSD sockets API is not sufficient for the performance demands of modern high performance systems nor sufficient to drive the latest and fastest networking hardware.  This talk will be a survey through some of the alternative APIs available on various platforms.  Some of the APIs will be looked at in fine detail and discuss some of the implementation pitfalls.  We will also look at how the architecture of a higher level application (in this case Aeron Messaging) can impact how effective using these APIs can be.


Wednesday May 26 / 11:10AM EDT (40 minutes)

TRACK Mechanical Sympathy - Developing for Modern Hardware TOPICS Hardware ConsiderationsNetworking ADD TO CALENDAR Calendar IconAdd to calendar

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