Presentation: Building a High-Performance Networking Protocol for Microservices

Track: High-Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech

Location: Empire Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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As more and more applications are distributed, latency is becoming a critical factor in delivering a good user experience. Techniques used in Fintech and Adtech – such as zero copy, flyweights, composite buffers, pooled memory, shared memory transport, direct memory in languages like Java – can be applied to help improve performance. Many of these techniques were applied while developing the open source RSocket protocol. The session will include examples and a demonstration of how these techniques can be used to improve performance in distributed applications.

Speaker: Robert Roeser

Co-Founder @netifi_inc

Robert Roeser is a co-founder of Netifi, where he is working to lay the groundwork for the next generation of cloud-native applications. Prior to Netifi, he was a member of the Netflix Edge Platform team that created RSocket, Hystrix and RxJava. He is one of the original developers of RSocket and an active contributor to the project. Robert has over 20 years software development experience. The last 10-year have been focused on distributed realtime systems.

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Speaker: Arsalan Farooq

CEO @Netifi

Arsalan Farooq is a technologist, and leader with over 25 years’ experience in software spanning starts-up to large companies. As Netifi’s CEO, he is focused on bringing high performance, application networking to the traditional enterprise developer with minimal effort.  Arsalan holds degrees in Theoretical Physics and Computer Science from Reed College and Caltech.  His interests beyond day-to-day work include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, drones and aviation.

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