When he reaches out to developers, Tom Banks tells them about cool new technologies they can implement. Using these cool new things they can do with IBM technology to try to make them think a little bit outside the box when it comes to enterprise software. So that they can innovate using IBM software and these new spaces created with their WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile.
Rupert Smith explains how to write low-latency code on plain JVMs (not realtime VMs) and how to avoid GC pauses. Also: how to exploit the capabilities of FPGAs to improve performance.
Martin Thompson and David Farley discuss how to use the scientific method to create high performance systems by measuring performance and adapting the implementation to approach the limits of current hardware. The disruptor architecture is an open sourced result of their work at low-latency, high throughput systems for the retail trading platform of LMAX Ltd.