This talk by Joao from Fastly about how they scaled their networks is interesting. I think you can replace _networks_ with any sufficiently complicated problem. The thinking behind their approach is the most interesting part. https://www.usenix.org/conference/srecon15/program/presentation/taveira
I've been working on a couple of experiments in vector types for #rustlang that are optimized for narrow width:
https://crates.io/crates/mediumvec (2 words wide on 64-bit platforms; works on stable Rust; not highly optimized yet)
Interviewed a person who had a long history in C++. I was wearing one of many #rustlang shirts and we talked about rust for a little bit. He had never heard of it and said he would check it out. We are making an offer and we don't use C++ or rust, but a cool exchange nonetheless.
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