Why It Is Hard To Be Fast

Location: Ballroom A7
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From the early 80s to the early 2000s computers got faster and with
them the software that we used. But in the last 5 years the perception
of performance hasn’t really changed – or even gotten worse! Many things
that used to take 30 seconds now take a minute.

The reasons for that are multiple, some of them are rather obvious and
others are subtle. In this presentation we’ll explain why it is hard
to be fast, walk the audience step by step through one example where we
addressed the issue and talk about ways to look at the problem more

Auke Kok


Auke Kok is an engineer in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, working on
Linux startup performance and battery life, focussing on Moblin. He worked on
several Intel linux ethernet drivers, after joining Intel in 2006. Auke still
maintains a small linux source distribution and is actively involved in the Xfce

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Joe VanAndel
07/24/2009 2:10am PDT

Please proof your slides on the same resolution as the projector uses. It’s quite distracting to have the first 1/2 word cut-off.

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