Let's talk about memory

Track 1 | Day 2 | 15:15 | RU | Hardcore. Really hard and demanding talk, you'll understand only if you're an experienced engineer.

The bottleneck of many modern applications is the main memory. In this case, it's very hard to measure the performance and write correct benchmarks: there are too many things which affect the execution time. In this session, we will talk about how it happens. We will discuss low-level hardware stuff (CPU cache and its associativity, alignment, store forwarding, 4K aliasing, prefetching, cache/page splits, cache bank conflicts, and so on) and .NET specific problems (pinned objects, the large object heap, how does the heap works in the full .NET Framework and Mono).

Andrey Akinshin

Andrey Akinshin andrey_akinshin


Andrey Akinshin is a senior developer at JetBrains, where he works on Rider (a cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper). His favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking supported by the .NET Foundation). Andrey is also a PhD in computer science, a Microsoft .NET MVP, a silver medalist of ACM ICPC. In his free time, he likes to study science (his primary research interests are mathematical biology and bifurcation theory).

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