CORRECTION LOCATION IS 34-101 - 6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems - Guest Lecture HOW TO MAKE PROGRAMS GO FAST: WAR STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES

Speaker: Ravi Soundararajan , VMware, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 34-101

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Host: Saman Amarsinghe, MIT - CSAIL

Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

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Reminders to: SEMINARS@LISTS.CSAIL.MIT.EDU, saman@csail.mit.edu

Reminder Subject: TALK: HOW TO MAKE PROGRAMS GO FAST: WAR STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES

Abstract:

Understanding how to make systems go fast invariably starts with understanding what makes them go slowly. To do such performance work requires a healthy mix of analysis, prototyping, problem solving, and sometimes just raw intuition. In this talk, I'll present a number of real-world examples of performance issues I've faced while working at VMware, spanning various levels of the stack from the hypervisor to the management layer.

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Ravi Soundararajan has been in the Performance Group at VMware since 2003, specializing in the performance and scalability of the vSphere management suite. He received his SB from MIT and his MS and PhD degrees from Stanford, all in electrical engineering. His previous research was in cache-coherence architectures, and he currently focuses on performance, scalability, and benchmarking.

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Created by Mary McDavitt Email at Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM.