Category Archives: Performance

Redis memory optimisation

According to Alexa, my employer’s web site is the 13th most popular web site in the UK, the 66th most popular in the US and the 127th most popular in the world. At least it is today. Not too shabby, … Continue reading

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WordPress, nginx, W3TC and robots.txt

A quick note to try and save somebody else the hours of pain I just experienced… Here’s the scenario: you’re being dead clever and ditching Apache in favour of Nginx to run your WordPress blog/site and pretty much have everything … Continue reading

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The Disruptor – Lock-free publishing

In case you’ve been living on another planet, we recently our high performance message passing framework. I’m going to give a quick run-down on how we put messages into the ring buffer (the core data structure within the Disruptor) without … Continue reading

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Open sourcing the Disruptor

LMAX recently open-sourced The Disruptor – one of the core frameworks upon which we build our ultra-high performance financial exchange. Today, we published a white paper detailing how The Disruptor works, and highlighting the sorts of performance benefits that can be … Continue reading

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