Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

The Journey of a Source Line: How your Code is Translated into a Controlled Flow of Electrons (2/2)

by Andrzej Nowak

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre


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In this series we help you understand the bits and pieces that make your code command the underlying hardware. A multitude of layers translate and optimize source code, written in compiled and interpreted programming languages such as C++, Python or Java, to machine language. We explain the role and behavior of the layers in question in a typical usage scenario. While our main focus is on compilers and interpreters, we also talk about other facilities - such as the operating system, instruction sets and instruction decoders.

Biographie: Andrzej Nowak runs TIK Services, a technology and innovation consultancy based in Geneva, Switzerland. In the recent past, he co-founded and sold an award-winning Fintech start-up focused on peer-to-peer lending. Earlier, Andrzej worked at Intel and in the CERN openlab. At openlab, he managed a lab collaborating with Intel and was part of the Chief Technology Office, which set up next-generation technology projects for CERN and the openlab partners.

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Sponsor: Maria Arsuaga-Rios / Presence: 60 people