Effective parallelism with Reagents @ London Facebook Faculty Summit
KC was invited to speak at the most recent London Facebook Faculty Summit alongside other faculty guests, Facebook engineers and researchers to discuss recent developments in ML and programming languages.
Lightning talks from guests and hosts kickstarted the day, followed by scheduled talks including Media:Effective_Parallelism_with_Reagents.pdf where KC presented the latest progress in the OCaml Multicore project. Algebraic effects allow cooperative concurrency whilst the Reagents library presents composable lock-free synchronisation using a compare-and-swap method.
Read more about the motivations behind the Reagents library, and the need for fine-grained parallelism on multicore hardware