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Presentation: Achieving Low-latency in the Cloud with OSS

Track: High-Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech

Location: Soho Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Today’s fintech applications require resiliency, fault-tolerance, and extreme performance. In an area traditionally dominated by proprietary software and bare-metal computing, open-source technologies and cloud computing present exciting possibilities for the future.

Deploying to the cloud offers many benefits such as multi-region redundancy and elastic capacity, but comes with less control of the underlying resources. Can advances in cloud networking technology, coupled with cutting-edge OSS, provide the kind of latencies demanded by modern applications? What are the factors that need to be considered when trying to squeeze every last drop of performance from these deployments?

In this talk, we will explore the improvements in cloud networking technology, look at performance testing and measurement in cloud environments, and outline techniques for low-latency messaging from an application and operating-system perspective. Finally, we will compare the performance of the latest cloud tech with a bare-metal installation.

Speaker: Mark Price

Performance Engineering Specialist at Aitu Software

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Proposed Tracks

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

  • Disrupting Technology on Wall Street

  • Resilience vs Failure in Architecture

  • The Weeds of Distributed File Systems

  • Organizational Agility

  • Product & Customer Focused Teams

  • Just Culture (Blameless Culture)

  • Modern CS in the Real World

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

  • Machine Learning and AI in the New Decade

  • Evolving Java - Including K8s/Containers, Kotlin and Impact on AOT

  • Ethical Considerations in Software

  • Microservices and Scalability

  • Container Slinging

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)