Speaker: Julia Lawall

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Senior Scientist @INRIA

Julia Lawall is a senior researcher at Inria Paris. Prior to joining Inria, she completed a PhD at Indiana University and was on the faculty at the University of Copenhagen. Her work focuses on issues around the correctness and performance of operating systems. She develops and maintains the Coccinelle program transformation system that has been extensively used on Linux kernel code, and has recently begun investigating the performance impact of the Linux kernel scheduler, as well as exploring formal verification of scheduler properties.

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Opening the Box: Diagnosing Operating-System Task-Scheduler Behavior on Highly Multicore Machines

An operating system task scheduler is responsible for placing tasks on cores and for selecting which task is allowed to run, at what time. As such, the scheduler is a critical component of any operating system and has a major impact on application performance.

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Monday Apr 8 / 11:45AM BST ( 50 minutes )


Windsor (5th Fl.)


Linux kernel scheduling visualization performance