Martin Thompson

High-Performance Computing Specialist


Martin is a Java Champion with over 2 decades of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems. He is most recently known for his work on Aeron and SBE. Previously at LMAX he was the co-founder and CTO when he created the Disruptor. Prior to LMAX Martin worked for Betfair, three different content companies wrestling with the world largest product catalogues, and was a lead on some of the most significant C++ and Java systems of the 1990s in the automotive and finance domains.

He blogs at, and can be found giving training courses on performance and concurrency when he is not cutting code to make systems better.


Dec 2011 – Present
Real Logic - High-Performance Computing Specialist
May 2007 – Nov 2011
LMAX - CTO and Co-Founder
Feb 2006 – May 2007
Betfair - Head of Solutions Architecture for New Ventures
Nov 2004 – Jan 2006
Cellectivity - Lead Architect
Jan 2004 – Jan 2006
Content Mirror - Technologist and Co-Founder
Mar 2001 – Jul 2003
Cataloga - Head of Development
Mar 2000 – Mar 2001 - CTO
Jul 1994 – Mar 2000
Parallax Solutions - Developer -> Senior Architect