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Multicore World Coming in February

Simon Eskow, TechBlog Editor. 29 January 2015, 12:59 pm
Multicore World Coming in February

Organisers of the fourth consecutive Multicore World conference are offering IITP members a 20 per cent discount for the two-day event in Wellington.

Multicore World, which runs from 17 February to 18 February at Shed 6, includes panels, debates and presentations on rapid changes in hardware and processing that are impacting how software is used.

According to Wellington-based Open Parallel, which initiated Open World in 2012, the conference brings "first tier companies, vendors and organisations" together to discuss memory footprints, network speeds, storage legacy, and processing power, among other developments.

Speakers this year include Faculty Associate at California Institute of Technology Thomas Sterling, known for his work in commodity cluster computing with the Beowulf Project, currently researching exascale computing systems.

Scott Houston of GreenButton fame will discuss how to start a specialised computing company Dr. Natasha Hurley-Walker will present real-world examples of current radio astronomy data processing. For a full list of presenters, click here

Open Parallel, which was founded in 2010, describes its purpose in part as:

To take a full advantage of the new, highly parallel hardware model, software must be specially designed and optimized. In such highly parallel environments, unless it is optimized or recast to fit a parallel model, traditional software will perform poorly. This is a permanent change that affects all computing.

Tickets are available to IITP members using this voucher.  

Admission includes:

  • Full access to sessions from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, demonstrations and trade show (TBC).
  • All day meals included (morning tea - lunch - afternoon tea).
  • Multicore World Conference Dinner (Tuesday 17th, 18:30 - 22:00 hrs).
  • Multicore World Conference Closure event (Wednesday 18th).
  • HPC in the Cloud: SKA workshop evening events (Thursday 19th and Friday 20th).


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