Chris Mason,Director of Linux Kernel Engineering, Oracle
Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux offers significant performance and scalability enhancements. As part of Oracle Exadata development efforts, Oracle Linux has been optimized for the most demanding enterprise servers and applications, including improvements in Infiniband and RDS technologies, leading to:
• 75 percent performance gain in OLTP performance tests over a Red Hat 5 Compatible Kernel
• 5x faster Infiniband messaging
• Improved scalability and reduced lock contention in networking, storage and IPC subsystems
If you have a high-demand workload environment and want to understand the benefits of the improvements in RDS and Infiniband, please join Director of Linux Kernel Engineering, Chris Mason as he discusses scalability and performance improvements in the Linux environment. They will also talk about tuning the software stack, tools used in determining bottlenecks and addressing them as well as overall performance improvements and benefits in Infiniband and RDS. You will walk away with a better understanding of why Linux is able to scale better on 8-socket systems.