JAX London Session

Understanding the Disruptor – Trisha Gee & Mike Barker at JAX London 2011

Developed at LMAX to help build the world’s fastest financial exchange, the Disruptor is new open-source concurrency framework, designed as a high performance mechanism for inter-thread messaging. Using the Disruptor as an example, this talk will explain of some of the more detailed and less understood areas of concurrency, such as memory barriers and cache coherency. These concepts are often regarded as scary complex magic only accessible by wizards like Doug Lea and Cliff Click. The talk will try and demystify them and show that concurrency can be understood by us mere mortal programmers