Kirk has been working in high performance and distributed computing for nearly 20 years. His focus has primarily been on performance, working on architecting, developing, and tuning applications running on Cray and other high performance computing platforms. Kirk now specializes in Java™, where he works in all aspects of performance and tuning in each phase of a project life cycle. Author, speaker, consultant, Kirk was recognized as a 2006 Java Champion recipient for his contributions to the Java community.
1h - Slides+Speech
Java 8 is a landmark edition in that is offers a number of ground breaking features. Some of these will help us build better performing applications where as some features may not. In this talk we will explore some of the advancements in this version of Java that adversities themselves as offering better concurrency and with it better overall performance. Features covered will include a cure for false sharing as well as a look at the long awaited Lambda project.