Conference Summary - Multicore World 2014

Conference Summary - Multicore World 2014

Multicore World 2014 + Computing for SKA. THE conference for Multicore technologies and applications. 3rd consecutive edition, Auckland, New Zealand. Multicore World is an initiative of Open Parallel


Multicore World

December 31, 2013


  1. 25th - 26th February 2014. Auckland, New Zealand Conference Summary

    Including COMPUTING for SKA, 27th – 28th February (workshop collocated with Multicore World 2014) The yearly global event to discuss all things multicore at peer-peer level All modern computers are now multicore and increasingly so; we need the programming and application expertise to harness this current transformation. This is a permanent change that affects all computing. Organised by Open Parallel, Multicore World is a content intensive conference -on its 3rd consecutive edition, that allows you to network with professionals and leaders from industry, science, academia, engineering and software communities & government, and learn about all aspects of multicore technology and business. Take the pulse of a growing ecosystem in a unique destination conference, to be held in the “City of Sails”, at the Sir Paul Reeves Building of Auckland University of Technology (AUT): a brand new 380 seat conference centre Early bird tickets available now We offer a limited quantity of “Early Bird” discounted tickets, sold on a strictly first come basis. Do not miss sessions and panel discussions that will cover the latest developments in software and hardware, applications and use cases, and the businesses behind these trends. Bayswater Marina, Auckland, New Zealand. Source: Wikimedia Commons Conversations as valuable as the sessions By being hosted in Auckland as a destination conference, key participants will not just be just passing through. Meet technology leaders and 20+ distinguished speakers from five continents in an event with a unique audience. Talk to customers, executives & entrepreneurs about how are creating today the new ventures of tomorrow. Follow @MulticoreWorld and visit Multicore World 2014 Activities Conference and workshop will comprise of 4 days intensive talks, panels and plentiful discussion time to continue creating our ecosystem. We have facilities for face to face meetings during which companies involved in hardware and software development will interact with user and application communities to exchange knowledge towards its goals. Plus the following meetings will around Multicore World 2014 * ASKAIC board meeting. Australasian SKA & Big Data Industry Consortium board meeting during Multicore World 2014 * CSP TIM#1. SKA's Central Signal Processor's 1st Technology Integration Meeting brings CSP work packages leaders from all over the world to Auckland, right before Multicore World 2014 -many of them also speaking at the conference and workshop Tuesday 25th Multicore World Day 1, 8:30 – 17:30 / Conference Dinner 18:30 – 22:00 Wednesday 26th Multicore World Day 2, 9:00 – 17:30 / Closure cocktail 18:00 – 20:30 Thursday 27th ASKAIC board meeting / Computing for SKA Day 1, 10:00 – 17:00 / Workshop Dinner 18:00 – 22:00 Friday 28th Computing for SKA Day 2, 9:00 – 17:00 / Closure 17:30 – 20:00 GUEST SPEAKERS for MULTICORE WORLD 2014 & Computing for SKA Tim Cornwell - Head of Computing – SKA Organisation (UK). Algorithms, software and hardware for really big, BIG data John Gustafson – Fmr Senior Fellow, Chief Product Architect, AMD; Director, Intel Labs (USA). “The End of Error”: New approach to the use of computers -unlike anything you've seen before. Gernot Heiser - Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair at University of New South Wales; Leader of SSRG, Software Systems Research Group at NICTA (National ICT Australia). Multicore kernels verification Bill Boas – Director Business Development, SKA, Cray; fmr VP Business Development, System Fabric Works; Co-founder, The OpenFabrics Alliance (Treasurer) and High Performance Cluster File System Software Foundation; (USA). High Performance Software, big data, storage & networking
  2. Ruud van der Pas – Distinguished Engineer – Architecture and

    Performance. SPARC Microelectronics, Santa Clara Oracle (Netherlands). “Getting OpenMP up to speed” Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat - Present holder of the Professorship of Computer Science 4 (Distributed Systems & Operating System) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU)(Germany). “Embedded Computing Systems in the Multi-Core Era” Manuel Chakravarty - Program Chair ACM SIGPLAN 2014 Conference on Functional Programming; Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing; A/Professor at University of New South Wales (Australia). “Data Parallelism in Haskell” Jasper Horrell - General Manager, Science Computing and Innovation, SKA (South Africa). Innovation, industry spillover opportunities and commercialisation of the SKA South Africa activities Brian Boyle - Project Director, Australia & New Zealand SKA project (Australia) Minyi Guo - Zhiyuan Chair Professor - Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering; Director, Embedded & Pervasive Computing Centre, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) John Humphreys - Chair, Australasian SKA & Big Data Consortium (ASKAIC),(Australia). “SKA as a creative catalyst” Mark Moir - Principal Investigator, Scalable Synchronization Research Group, Oracle Labs (USA-New Zealand). Shared memory synchronisation. Chris Shenton – CEO, Adaptive Array Systems (UK). Coherent multi-channel digital signal processing David Brebner – Founder, CEO, Unlimited Realities / Fingertapps (New Zealand). "Taking advantage of Kaveri APU" Melanie Johnston-Hollit – SKA Board member, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Shaun Hendy – FRSNZ – Professor of Physics, The University of Auckland (New Zealand). “Get off the grass with multicore” Brent Carlson – Central Signal Processor (CSP) Consortium Lead System Engineer, National Research Council of Canada. “PowerMX: a flexible platform specification for signal processing” Andreas Wicenec - Professor, Data Intensive Research, ICRAR; University of Western Australia. “Comparative Scalability I/O Studies in HPC Clusters” & “A Persistence Layer for the SKA Science Data Processor” Sergei Gulyaev – Professor of Astronomy; Director, Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (New Zealand) Kristian Zarb Adami – University of Oxford (UK) John Bancroft - Head of Project Development, Asia Pacific for STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (UK – New Zealand). Industry’s use of supercomputing to boost economic competitiveness For further information and participation, updates about program and sponsorship opportunities , CONTACT Conference Chair, Nicolas Erdody, (+64) 27 521 4020. Visit and follow @MulticoreWorld IMPORTANT - All information correct at the time of writing (December 2013). The organiser and its associates cannot held responsible for program changes (i.e. due to speakers' flights cancellation or any other force majeure). Organiser's responsibilities stated in registration form. Multicore World 2014 is an initiative of in association with