Palestra: “Performance: Are Your Computers Fast Enough?”

Data e Local:   5 de maio,  15:00 h      sala L774 (Prédio Cardeal Leme)

Abstract: Many people think that their computer programs are “fast enough” simply because they get the answer in a reasonable period of time. But “speed” is often not the only measure of performance. Battery life in a phone is also important, as are various real-time characteristics.This talk will not only give you insight to why your programs may be wasting time and electrical power, but tell you what to do about it. It will also announce a new competition sponsored by Linaro which will work to make GNU/Linux better for everyone.

Bio:
Jon “maddog” Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International (www.li.org), an association of computer users who wish to support and promote the Linux Operating System. During his career in commercial computing which started in 1969, Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, author and educator.

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