Presentation: "Multicore Programming in Erlang"

Time: Thursday 15:45 - 16:45

Location: Abbey Room

Abstract: With the increasing pressure to migrate to multicore architectures, more and more programmers take an interest in Erlang, with its reputation for near-painless scalability. In this session, we will cover examples of typical Erlang programs, studying which patterns scale well on multicore, and which ones do not. We also look at how to profile parallel applications, how to ensure their correct behaviour, and how to debug them.
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Ulf Wiger, Erlang Training and Consulting

 Ulf  Wiger Ulf Wiger became one of the first commercial users of Erlang (certainly the first in North America) when he bought a license in 1993. At the time, he was busy designing disaster response systems in Alaska. In 1996, he joined Ericsson and became Chief Designer of the AXD 301 development. At nearly 2 million lines of Erlang code, AXD 301 is the most complex system ever built in Erlang, and probably the most complex commercial system built in any functional language. In recent years, Ulf has been involved in several products based on the AXD 301 architecture, and has been an active member of the Open Source Erlang community. In February 2009, Ulf begins his new job as CTO of Erlang Training and Consulting.