You'll get to meet a real live microcoder who spends most days deep in the lower layers of the iSeries OS/400.
We'll also identify which of the newest V5R1 journal features of OS/400 are probably worth a second look and we'll pull back the curtain a bit and give you a sneak peak at one of the most impressive new Journal offerings for V5R2.
Now, 20 years later, Larry serves as a microcode designer for the lower layers of the eServer iSeries operating system and frequently assists folks who consult with customers regarding High Availability and Journal performance issues.
Since joining IBM in 1976, he has worked exclusively with the microcode, first for the S/38 and now for the iSeries. He has led the teams responsible for Data Base, Commit, Checksums, System-Managed-Access-Path-Protection, and Journal.
His current assignment involves future performance and recovery improvements affecting journaling and Save-While-Active. He and his team have recently authored an IBM Redbook entitled "Striving for Optimal Journal Performance".