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Keynote: No Moore Left to Give: Enterprise Computing After Moore's Law

Location: Broadway Ballroom, 6th fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 10:10am

Day of week: Tuesday

This keynote is now available to view on InfoQ.com

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After years of defying predictions of its demise, Moore's Law is now indisputably dying. Many pundits have opined on what the end of Moore's Law means for computing writ large, conjuring futuristic zoos of quantum computers, purpose-built accelerators and ubiquitous FPGAs. But what does the end of Moore's Law mean for practitioners in the trenches of enterprise computing?  In this talk, we will explore potential ramifications, including not only the exotic world of emerging substrates, but much more mundane notions of scale, durability, economics and (yes!) accounting.

Speaker: Bryan Cantrill

Co-Creator DTrace, Co-Founder Fishworks Sun Microsystems, & Currently CTO @Joyent

Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms. Prior to joining Joyent, Bryan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser. In particular, he co-designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal's top Technology Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008.

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