Why is Julia fast? Can it be faster?
Submitted by Jeff Bezanson (@jeff0) on Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Section: Crisp talk Technical level: Intermediate
A look at how Julia can run so fast while being a high-level dynamic language
This talk is about the abstract nonsense that goes into developing a language like Julia. What exactly makes Julia come close to the speed of C? What are some future directions which will make Julia even faster?
Jeff Bezanson is one of the co-creators of Julia. He received a B.S. in computer science from Harvard in 2004, and PhD from MIT in 2015. His PhD thesis on Julia can be found here: https://github.com/JeffBezanson/phdthesis. He founded the consulting company Julia Computing with his fellow Julia creators: his doctoral advisor Alan Edelman, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral Shah.