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Friday, February 14 • 11:30am - 11:55am
OPEN TALK: Amdahl’s Law in an Edge-Enabled World LIMITED

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Gene Amdahl wrote a seminal paper in 1967 comparing single processor approaches to multiple processor approaches for large scale computing capabilities. Today, we might say “workload” or even “framework,” but in 1967, the preferred word was “approach.” In the Cloud-based world where applications have globally distributed end users, the Edge approach mirrors Amdahl’s paper. Where the Cloud offers a single, centrally located approach,instead the Edge offers multiple, geographically distributed approaches to large scale computing needs with globally distributed end users. This talk will provide both a brief overview of Amdahl’s law, and assuming the obvioussimilarities between his paper and current circumstance are correct, will use its framework to begin calculating expected execution time improvements bymigrating workloads from a Cloud approach to an Edge approach.

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Nathan Moore

Director Performance Engineering, StackPath
Nathan was one of the early employees at StackPath, having joined as a result of StackPath's very first acquisition. He has been heavily involved in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) field for the last 7 years, with titles ranging from "Principal Architect" to "Director," and has... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage (Exhibit Hall West)