Booting fast: Why does power-on to login still last longer than one second?
2023-09-13, 16:30–16:55 (Europe/Berlin), Dome

In light of the climate crises, and despite hardware getting faster and faster, fully powering down systems and back on on demand – the obvious choice – is still inconvenient, as boot times are still very long. Even ChromeOS still has not lowered its limit from ten seconds since years. Show the current status of the hobby project on x86 hardware, and give an overview of recent Linux kernel developments getting rid some of the delays.

A economic-mathematician by education, administrating and working on FLOSS made the most fun. Working for three years on deploying Ruby-on-Rails applications, I joined the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, which is one of the institutes still trying to understand the whole IT infrastructure, and therefore relies on FLOSS – especially everything GNU/Linux related.

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