Performance

Past Presentations

The Move to AI: From HFT to Laplace Demon

The race for low latency data continues. 10 years ago, Flashboys were helping HFT make money with low-latency infrastructures. Today, hedge funds build AI brains pumping hundreds of sources of data in real-time, seeking ubiquity to build Laplace Demons.

Eric Horesnyi CEO @streamdata.io
Albert Bifet Associate Professor @Telecom ParisTech
Performance Management in the Wild

Today's complex microservice based distributed environments combined with ever more demanding users means performance management is a growing challenge.  In order to meet this challenge, it is imperative to measure and monitor system performance in the one true realistic load test: the...

Ivan Merrill Infrastructure Engineer @CapitalOne
Microservices for Growth at comparethemarket.com

comparethemarket.com have been running Kubernetes in production for over two years. But the journey has not always been straightforward. Most real stories of growth involve several generations of architecture, repeated accruals and repayments of technical debt, piling up of layers of technology...

Kenichi Shibata Cloud Native Architect @comparethemkt
Adam Stewart Solution Architect @comparethemkt
DSSTNE: Deep Learning at Scale

DSSTNE (Deep Sparse Scalable Tensor Network Engine) is a deep learning framework for working with large sparse data sets. It arose out of research into the use of deep learning for product recommendations after we realized existing frameworks were limited to a single GPU or data-parallel scaling...

Scott Le Grand Deep Learning Engineer @Teza (ex-Amazon, ex-NVidia)
Peddle the Pedal to the Metal

Tips and techniques for writing highly efficient and scalable software drawn from decades of experience. You'll see that the guiding principle is a simple one, and can be applied nearly everywhere. The talk is focused on programming in C.

Howard Chu Systems Level Developer & CTO @SymasCorp
Applying Machine Learning to Financial Payments

This presentation discusses how Machine Learning can be applied to Payments to respond rapidly to known and emerging patterns of fraud, and to detect patterns of fraud that may not otherwise be identified.  It will cover techniques that have been used and are emerging in fraud detection...

Tamsin Crossland Senior Architect @iconsolutions

Interviews

Sachin Kulkarni Engineering Director @Facebook focused on Live, Videos, and Messenger

Scaling Facebook Live Videos to a Billion Users

QCon: What is your role at Facebook today, and what are the types of problems you’re focused on?

I’m currently working on the backend for Facebook Live, Facebook Video, and Facebook Messenger. Most recently. I’ve been spending a lot of time on scaling the Facebook Live stack. Facebook Live let’s anybody broadcast across the world using just the camera in their pocket. What this means (in real terms) is the backend has to be...

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Lisa Guo Software Engineer @Instagram

Scaling Instagram Infrastructure

QCon: What are the main problems you are focused on today?

Lisa: I am a software engineer on the Instagram Infrastructure Team. Our team’s main purpose is to keep the scalability of our systems up. While doing that, we identify both short term and long term fixes around scale. Additionally, we work closely with many other teams on the product side to help them to identify bottlenecks and...

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Martin Thompson High Performance & Low Latency Specialist

Cluster Consensus: When Aeron Met Raft

How you you describe the persona and level of the target audience?

Senior developers and architects who need highly resilient systems without compromising performance. Typically these developers will be from a finance, gaming, betting, or high-volume transactional system domains.

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Yan Cui Senior Developer at Space Ape Games

The Present and Future of Serverless Observability

What is the focus of your work today?

At the moment, I’m building the backend services for a real-time multiplayer game on mobile, including an inhouse networking stack that will be deployed globally and supports both TCP and reliable UDP. We’re still doing a lot of tuning, and would put an early alpha build in front of users for external validation on our networking...

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Moritz Lipp Researcher in Information Security at Graz University of Technology

How Performance Optimizations Shatter Security Boundaries

What is the focus of your work today?

The work of our Secure Systems group at Graz University of Technology focuses on the secure and efficient implementation of (cryptographic) algorithms, security architectures as well as side-channel and fault attacks. Personally, my main focus is on microarchitectural side-channel attacks on personal computers and mobile devices. We...

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Gilberto Bertin System Engineer @Cloudflare London

XDP in Practice: DDoS Mitigation @Cloudflare

What's the main focus of the work that you do today?

I'm currently working in the DDoS mitigation team at Cloudflare London, where I spend my time daily on a few different areas. There are in fact many different tasks to keep the DDoS mitigation pipeline up. Every time we see something new we jump on that and take a look to try to understand what's going on. I also spend some time...

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