Cliff Click discusses RAIN, H2O, JMM, Parallel Computation, Fork/Joins in the context of performing big data analysis on tons of commodity hardware.
Cliff Click is the CTO and Co-Founder of 0xdata. His first compiler was Pascal to TRS Z-80!, although his most famous compiler is the HotSpot Server Compiler. He helped Azul Systems build an 864 core pure-Java mainframe that keeps GC pauses on 500GB heaps to under 10ms. He is invited to speak regularly at industry and academic conferences and has published many papers about HotSpot technology.
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.