Paul E. McKenney has been coding for more than four decades, more than half of that on parallel hardware. Paul is a software engineer at Facebook. where he maintains the RCU implementation within the Linux kernel, where the variety of workloads present highly entertaining performance, scalability, real-time response, and energy-efficiency challenges. Prior to that, he did very similar work for IBM's Linux Technology Center, before which he worked on the DYNIX/ptx kernel at Sequent, and prior to that on packet-radio and Internet protocols (but long before it was polite to mention Internet at cocktail parties), system administration, business applications, and real-time systems. His hobbies include what passes for running at his age along with the usual house-wife-and-grown-kids habit.
- So you want to torture RCU? – Friday 11:30 a.m.–noon in Yuma Theatre