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Mechanical Sympathy - Developing for Modern Hardware

Modern hardware enables new approaches and new options for systems. In this track, we will explore what new techniques, if any, are required to unlock the most from the modern hardware at our disposal?

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Session Hardware Considerations

One Ring -3 To Secure Them All: Computing with Hardware Enclaves

Wednesday May 26 / 06:10AM PDT

Hardware Enclaves have been an interesting and promising evolution in security. While manufacturers have created different ways of solving the problem of trust and secrets management, the high-level goals remain mostly the same. The future of IoT, Cloud, Mobile, and ultimately, secure computing,...

Aaron Bedra

Senior Software Engineer @drwtrading

Session Hardware Considerations

Create From Anywhere: The Netflix Workstations Story

Wednesday May 26 / 07:10AM PDT

Netflix is poised to become the world’s most prolific producer of visual effects and original animated content. To meet that demand, we need to attract the world’s best artistic talent. Artists like to work at places where they can create groundbreaking entertainment instead of...

Michelle Brenner

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Session Hardware Considerations

Beyond POSIX - Adventures in Alternative Networking APIs

Wednesday May 26 / 08:10AM PDT

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...

Michael Barker

Software Engineer & Independent Consultant at Ephemeris Consulting Ltd

Session Hardware Considerations

Mechanical Sympathy Panel

Wednesday May 26 / 09:10AM PDT

Join us for a panel discussing modern hardware and the options that are enabled. What, if any, new skills should be honed? What old skills are still relevant? What should we be looking forward to in the future?

Howard Chu

Systems Level Developer & CTO @SymasCorp

Michael Barker

Software Engineer & Independent Consultant at Ephemeris Consulting Ltd

Aaron Bedra

Senior Software Engineer @drwtrading


Wednesday May 26 / 06:00AM PDT


Hardware Considerations


Track Host

Todd Montgomery

Ex-NASA Researcher and High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

Todd Montgomery is a networking hacker who has researched, designed, and built numerous protocols, messaging-oriented middleware systems, and real-time data systems, done research for NASA, contributed to the IETF and IEEE, and co-founded two startups. He currently works as an independent...

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