All Your Cores Are Belong To Us
About Tim Lossen
"Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency ….. and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope."
Backend Engineer at Wooga.
It is 16:39 on a friday afternoon when your boss walks over. "I urgently need an overview of the number of Archer Towers that players have built. Could you please generate a little histogram before you go home?" You start to sweat. There are over a million player files on disk …
Kernel threads – or being able to utilize all cores from a single process – is a JRuby killer feature. In this talk, I will show how a fully operational "Mini Hadoop" can be built in fifty lines of JRuby. I will also demonstrate live on stage that it saves the day in the imaginary scenario described above.