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Unblocked By Design

Asynchronous designs present an opportunity for greater system performance, but require a different mindset to take full advantage of. Applying normal synchronous approaches to asynchronous designs often lead to less efficient implementations, added complexity, and can negate the advantages a non-blocking system can leverage. In this session, we will discuss some of the issues one can encounter when developing with and for asynchronous architectures and components.


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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Monday Nov 8 / 12:10PM EST (40 minutes)


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