Martin Thompson and Michael Barker explain how Intel x86_64 processors and their memory model work along with low-level techniques that help creating lock-free software.
Michael Barker is a lead developer at London Multi-Asset eXchange (LMAX) and maintainer of the Disruptor project. Michael is a sporadic contributor to Open Source projects -GNU Classpath, JBoss, and Mono. Martin Thompson is high-performance & low-latency specialist who loves to show what is possible with modern hardware. Available for training, performance tuning, and consulting services.
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