This week, Cisco’s top contributor to the Linux kernel, Roland Dreier, is for the first time heading to the Linux Foundation’s invitation only Collaboration Summit which kicks off on Wed. April 8 (and ends on April 9) up in San Francisco. Roland’s presenting on Friday, April 10 on the topic of how Linux works with high performance computing and drills down a bit into RDMA which is the key technology that allows some of the largest supercomputers to be built out of Linux based building blocks. Roland’s the sub-system maintainer of RDMA -- which means he’s has hundreds of patches, or changes to the code, accepted into the Linux kernel! He’s seen his years of efforts come to fruition most recently when Cisco announced how it’s teamed with NYSE Technologies to help financial service companies accelerate automated trading applications with an RDMA-based solution.Best wishes to Roland on his Linux foundation event debut. If you’re attending the summit, be sure to check his session out.