Linux

Past Presentations

Understanding CPU Microarchitecture to Increase Performance

Microprocessors have evolved over decades to eke out performance from existing code. But the microarchitecture of the CPU leaks into the assumptions of a flat memory model, with the result that equivalent code can run significantly faster by working with, rather than fighting against, the...

Alex Blewitt Head of Cloud Infrastructure at Santander
SQL Server On Linux: Will It Perform Or Not?

Will SQL Server perform on Linux better than on Windows? Have you been wondering whether the multi-layer architecture the team revealed recently will hurt SQL Server’s performance? Are you still not convinced about the entire endeavor. Come, listen to the talk, learn about SQL Server’s...

Slava Oks Core Developer Behind Porting SQL Server to Linux @Microsoft
cgroupv2: Linux's New Unified Control Group System

cgroupv1 (or just "cgroups") has helped revolutionise the way that we manage and use containers over the past 8 years. A complete overhaul is coming -- cgroupv2. This talk will go into why a new control group system was needed, the changes from cgroupv1, and practical uses that you can apply to...

Chris Down Production Engineer @ Facebook's Web Foundation team
The Modern Operating System in 2018

The last monolith is the operating system. There are tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code in the kernel, and orders of magnitude more in the userspace code that gets shipped with it. Not just any code, security critical code written in unsafe languages. Every other area of software has...

Justin Cormack Developer @Docker
LinuxKit

Why aren't operating systems more like applications?We live in an era of application microservices, even nanoservices. Each application serves precisely its purpose, living for exactly how long it needs. When we need it to do something else, we either create a distinct service, or rebuild...

Avi Deitcher Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.

Interviews

Slava Oks Core Developer Behind Porting SQL Server to Linux @Microsoft

SQL Server On Linux: Will It Perform Or Not?

What have you been working on recently?

Two years ago there was a business decision to put SQL Server on Linux; so, as the engineering team, we have to figure out the “How” part. The task is technically challenging: tens of millions of lines of code that continues growing on a monthly basis, with over 500 developers working on it. The Drawbridge project, which I became...

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Avi Deitcher Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.

LinuxKit

What's the focus of your work today?

I'm playing in a few different areas all related around technology and operations. My focus tends to be where do changes in technology or engineering lead to fundamental changes in how individuals and companies operate. Sometimes it's a little bit more about the tech, sometimes it's a little more about operations and organization, but...

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