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Episode 185: Dwight Merriman on Replication

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Episode 185: Dwight Merriman on Replication

Recording Venue: MongoSF, San Francisco Guest: Dwight Merriman As application data size and throughput have outgrown the processing and storage needs of commodity servers, replication has become an increasingly important strategy. In this episode, Robert talks with Dwight Merriman about database replication. Topics covered include replication basics, master-slave versus master-master, failure and recovery, replication versus […]

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Episode 184: The Mainframe with Jeff Frey

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Episode 184: The Mainframe with Jeff Frey

Recording Venue: Phone Guest: Jeff Frey System z, or the Mainframe, holds most of us in awe — the ultimate computing platform, referenced in Hollywood as well as by those who thought they were dealing with “legacy” systems — but what does Mainframe really mean? What does its stack look like? This leading virtualized infrastructure […]

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Episode 169: Memory Grid Architecture with Nati Shalom

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Episode 169:  Memory Grid Architecture with Nati Shalom

In this episode, Robert talks with Nati Shalom about the emergence of large-system architectures consisting of a grid of high-memory nodes.

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Episode 144: The Maxine Research Virtual Machine with Doug Simon

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Episode 144: The Maxine Research Virtual Machine with Doug Simon

In this episode we talk with Doug Simon from Sun Microsystems Laboratories about the Maxine Research VM, a so-called meta-circular virtual machine. Maxine is a JVM that is written itself in Java, but aims at taking JVM development to the next level while using highly integrated Java IDEs as development environments and running and debugging the VM itself directly from the Inspector, an IDE-like tool specialized for the Maxine VM. During the episode we talk about the basic ideas behind Maxine, what exactly “meta-circular” means and what makes it interesting and promising to build a Java VM in Java. We talk about the relationship to Sun’s current production JVM (HotSpot) and about ideas and directions for the future of Maxine.

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