September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Samy Al Bahra

Samy Al Bahra
CTO, Backtrace I/O

Website | @0xf390

Samy Al Bahra is the cofounder of Backtrace, where he is helping build a modern debugging platform for today’s complex applications. Prior to Backtrace, Samy was a principal engineer at AppNexus, where he played a lead role in the architecture and development of many mission-critical components of the ecosystem. His work at AppNexus was instrumental in scaling the system to 18 billion impressions with orders of magnitude in efficiency improvements. Prior to AppNexus, Samy was behind major performance improvements to the core technology at Message Systems. At the George Washington University High Performance Computing Laboratory, Samy worked on the UPC programming language, heterogeneous computing, and multicore synchronization. Samy is also the founder of the Concurrency Kit project, which several leading technology companies rely on for scalability and performance. Samy serves on the ACM Practitioners Board.


4:45pm–5:25pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, Networking Beekman Audience level: Intermediate
Samy Al Bahra (Backtrace I/O)
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In this world of horizontal scalability in the cloud, the art and science of high-performance server architecture has been neglected and relegated to the iron curtain of proprietary software. Samy Al Bahra examines key insights from research and practice in high-performance server architecture, drawing on examples from the servers that drive a majority of today’s online messaging and advertising. Read more.