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Multicore World 2015

Program (updated 13.2.15) –  – Schedule 

Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th – Thursday 19th February

New! Title & Abstract update: Alex St. John.

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Revolutionary Multicore Computing for Exascale

Prof. Thomas Sterling, Chief Scientist, Centre for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) and Linux cluster computing pioneer (“father of Beowulf”), USA.

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A perspective of advanced ICT developments in New Zealand

Murray Milner, Managing Director of Milner Consulting Limited, New Zealand.

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Orcs to Azure – an Entrepreneur’s journey to unemployment

Scott Houston, Successfully Unemployed, New Zealand.

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Accelerating discovery via cloud services

Prof. Ian Foster, Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory and Professor at the University of Chicago, USA.

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Emerging Trends in GPU computing

Manuel Ujaldón, NVIDIA CUDA Fellow and Professor at Universidad de Malaga, Spain.

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The Hidden Costs of the Parallel World.

Pavlo Baron, Lead Data Technologist & Scientist, codecentric AGGermany.

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Can the world’s problems be solved with good abstractions? How about without?

Mark Moir, Concurrency Abstractions authority, New Zealand.

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Supercomputing in the Cloud

Alex St. John, GPU authority, Nyriad, USA / New Zealand.

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 OneRNG – an open solution to a core security performance issue

Jim Cheetham, OneRNG, New Zealand.

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An Analysis of the Cloud Based Big Data Mining Applications

Irina NeagaLecturer in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Plymouth University, United Kingdom.

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The Mobile Data Centre

Alex St. John, GPU authority, Nyriad, USA / New Zealand.

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New Zealand’s Contributions to Exascale Computing

Andrew Ensor, Director New Zealand SKA Alliance.

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New Zealand’s participation in the Square Kilometre Array Project

Kjesten Wiig, National Manager Commercialisation, MBIE, New Zealand.

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Panels

There are five panels scheduled –full details here

  • Is Big Data too big for Your Enterprise to handle?
  • Are we finished Optimising Applications?
  • Is Exascale Computing the Panacea we’ve all been waiting for?
  • Beyond astronomy: the broad benefits from the SKA.
  • Can computers find what we’re looking for?

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Sessions included in Multicore World:  “HPC in the Cloud: the SKA example”

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HPC Supporting the Cloud

Prof. Thomas Sterling, Chief Scientist, Centre for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) and Exascale Computing Systems authority, USA.

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Optimizing CUDA kernels for irregular computing

Manuel Ujaldón, NVIDIA CUDA Fellow, Spain.

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SKA Imaging Compute Requirements: the whats – and the Watts

Duncan Hall, Enterprise Architect, New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs and former Software and Computing Domain Specialist of the SKA Development Office (UK). New Zealand.

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HPC Spinoffs from the SKA

Andrew Ensor, Director New Zealand SKA Alliance.

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A GLEAM in our eyes: data processing for current and future radio astronomy

Natasha Hurley-WalkerMurchison Widefield Array (MWA) Galactic and Extra-Galactic Project Scientist and Head of the Supernova Remnants team, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Perth, Australia.

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Real-time computational requirements of autonomous systems for astronomical discovery

Willem van Straten, Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, member of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Australia.

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Computer-Aided Discovery in Astronomy

Victor Pankratius, Astro- & Geoinformatics group leader at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Haystack Observatory, USA.

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From SKA to Business Opportunities – Are Spillovers Really Possible?

Don Christie, Director Catalyst, New Zealand.

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Science Processing Requirements for the SKA: a case study with the MWA

Luke Hindson, Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Important: 

  • Panels: Schedule include highly interactive panels with distinguished presenters -including keynote speakers.
  • Open Debate: After each presentation, audience will be able to “ask the experts” and debate in an open conversation -a tradition in Multicore World.
  • Lightning Talks: We encourage young companies, developers, engineers and researchers to share their work with Multicore World’s audience.
  • More speakers TBC in coming days.
  • Final program / schedule intended to be released on February 9.

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