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Gil Tene, Vice President of Technology and CTO, Co-Founder for Azul Systems

 Gil  Tene

Gil has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology based products since 1995. He co-founded Azul Systems in 2002 with the goal of eliminating common Java responsiveness, performance, scale, and overall deployment barriers. Gil guides Azul Systems architectural vision and product design to align with business and market opportunity strategies.

At Azul, Gil pioneered Pauseless Garbage Collection, Java Virtualization, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry's most scalable and robust Java platform.

Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Gil was Director of Technology at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he delivered several industry-leading traffic management solutions including the industry's first Firewall-1 based security appliance, and the industry's first subscriber edge Broadband Service Node.

Gil architected operating systems for Stratus Computer, clustering solutions at Qualix/Legato, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy Computer R&D unit. He holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded 19 patents in computer related technologies.

Presentation: "GC Nirvana: High-throughput and low-latency together"

Time: Wednesday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: Concordia Room


You want your low-latency cake and have high-throughput too? For years Java engineers have debated strategies to improve Java runtimes, but conventional JVM approaches have always placed low-latency and high-throughput as mutually exclusive design elements. Add on the desire for large heaps and you’re pushing engineering pipe dream. But it’s not heresy, just innovation and hard work, that we can now deliver a JVM that does it all for commodity servers. In this session we’ll bust the myth that JVM performance is limited by either low-latency or high-throughput design tradeoffs and demonstrate consistent, low-latency response times with high, sustained allocation rates using 10s of x86 cores and 100s of GBs of memory.

Presentation: "Performance and Scalability Panel Discussion"

Time: Thursday 10:35 - 11:35

Location: City Room


What does it take to scale? This panel will bring together leading architects and solution providers in the area including Gigaspaces, Terracotta, Azul, Pervasive, Oracle and IBM. The panel will explore current and emerging architectures, practices, and solutions for achieving predictable performance & scalability.

Moderated by Floyd Marinescu