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A Pragmatic Introduction to Multicore Synchronization



Samy Bahra introduces the audience to the challenges involved in achieving high performance multicore synchronization. The tour begins with fundamental scalability bottlenecks in multicore systems and memory models, and then extends to advanced synchronization techniques involving scalable locking and lock-less synchronization.


Samy Bahra is the CTO of Backtrace I/O, a New York-based company dedicated to improving debug technologies for today's complex applications. Prior to Backtrace I/O, Samy was a principal engineer at AppNexus, where he played a lead role in the architecture and development of many mission-critical components of the ecosystem. Samy serves on the ACM Practitioners Board.

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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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Oct 18, 2015