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Ábel Sinkovics
Software Engineer, C++ and Erlang Expert
Morgan Stanley

Ábel Sinkovics is a C++ and Erlang developer at Morgan Stanley, global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. 

He is also doing a PhD at ELTE on the connection between C++ template metaprogramming and functional programming. His talk 'Metaparse – Compile-time parsing with template metaprogramming"- won'Best Presentation' at the C++Now 2012  conference in Aspen, Colorado.

Ábel Sinkovics is Giving the Following Talks
Erlang at Morgan Stanley

This talk presents two systems developed in Erlang at Morgan Stanley.

One of them is a general resource management platform. It is a distributed system prepeared for managing a large number of different resources, like web applications, Unix processes or virtual machines. The system manages 70 000 different resources and has to be stable and highly available. The talk presents how we used Erlang to build this system and the major challenges we had to deal with.

The other one is a load balancer for kdb+ server farms. It works in the application layer. Understands all the kdb+ transport protocols (http, websocket and native kdb+ IPC) and routes request individually. This software must be scalable, fault-tolerant and has soft real-time requirements. The talk describes the design of the system, showing some advantages and disadvantages of choosing Erlang.

Talk objectives: To present insights Morgan Stanley's approach to Erlang systems

Target audience: All developers interested in finding new angles for issues specific to financial services software development