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Wednesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LLVM-compiled Linux for the Real World - Bryce Adelstein-Lelbach, Center for Computation and Technology

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Why use Clang and LLVM to compile the Linux kernel? The proposed talk aims to answer this question by focusing on the application of the Clang/LLVM framework to real-world problems. First, Clang's powerful ability to manipulate and analyze source code will be presented as a tool for detecting bugs and refactoring code. Then, the performance of Clang/LLVM will be considered, and benchmarks comparing GCC-compiled Linux and LLVM-compiled Linux will be shown. A handful of open-source Clang/LLVM examples (plugins and utilities) will be discussed during the presentation and made available for attendees to experiment with.

The intended audience for this talk is: developers who are interested in the state of LLVM-compiled Linux, anyone interested in the progress of Clang and GCC performance and anyone with a general interest in learning more about Clang. The talk will be developer-oriented.

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Bryce Adelstein-Lelbach, Center for Computation and Technology

Bryce Adelstein-Lelbach (age 20) is an undergraduate researcher at the Center of Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University. He works on HPX, a parallel and distributed programming framework for scientific applications. Bryce is also a Boost C++ developer, and he was the first person to compile a working Linux kernel with Clang. Bryce spoke at the Linux Foundation Collaboration summit in 2011. He has also been a speaker and... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Center Room 3