YOW! 2012: Martin Thompson - Mechanical Sympathy and High Performance Coding
Martin Thompson is a high-performance and low-latency computing specialist, with experience gained over two decades working with large scale transactional and big-data domains, including automotive, gaming, financial, mobile, and content management. He believes Mechanical Sympathy - applying an understanding of the hardware to the creation of software - is fundamental to delivering elegant, high-performance, solutions.
Here, Martin explains his perspectives on high performance computing (and coding), when to go native versus managed (Can you really write super fast, highly machine-optimized code in Java and .NET? Martin does...). This is a long conversation and well worth your time if performant execution is important to you - yes, the irony of a long chat about highly performant computing doesn't escape me.
Given that this is a C9 conversation, we take various detours into more topics than the title suggests. Tune in.
Thanks, Martin, for taking the time to ride tandem with the random.