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Aeron: The Next Generation in High-performance Messaging



Martin Thompson focuses on the design of Aeron and what they learned trying to achieve very consistent performance. He explores the challenges of dealing with reliable message delivery over UDP and the data structures necessary to support transmission and retransmission in a lock-free and wait-free manner.


Martin Thompson is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, with experience gained over two decades working on large scale transactional and big-data systems. He believes in Mechanical Sympathy, i.e. applying an understanding of the hardware to the creation of software as being fundamental to delivering elegant high-performance solutions.

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Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Mar 28, 2015