8th Multicore World – 12, 13, 14 February 2019

Wellington, New Zealand


Open Parallel presents the 8th consecutive Multicore World conference. Part of our long-term vision to build a high-tech ecosystem from and for New Zealand toward next generation computing and its applications, we bring together every year the best minds from industry, academia, engineering and society to discuss the deep implications of the current IT transformation, beyond all the buzzwords and ephemeral trends.


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Some of the topics that we’ll discuss:

  • How industries will be impacted by next generation computing: AgriTech, Primary Sector, Oil & Gas, Services
  • Systems and software engineering, all the way to the end user
  • Software for the modern enterprise in a complex world
  • Big Data, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence: buzzwords vs reality
  • IoT – HPC convergence: is it happening?
  • Scalability, Security and Industry 4.0
  • Computing at the Edge: parallelism, latency, challenges and possibilities
  • Data-centric and Heterogeneous Computing (hardware and software)
  • Lean OS, new algorithms and arithmetic and power consumption
  • The Square Kilometre Array radio-telescope (SKA): computing challenges of the largest ICT project in the world
  • The path to exascale computing: a race between countries or technologies?
  • Cybersecurity -from hardware and OS level to systems performance
  • Applications – Precision agriculture, hazard preventions, space data, genomics, modelling, simulations
  • Privacy, security, identity -how much protection can we expect from the state?
  • Quantum: myths and reality
  • Innovation, diversity, integration, law and regulations: how are Societies adapting to a Multicore World?




Some of the guest speakers for Multicore World 2019 (*):

  • Prof Satoshi Matsuoka – Head of the RIKEN Centre for Computational Science -the largest supercomputing centre in Japan.
  • Mark Seager – Intel Fellow, Director of HPC Strategy, Intel Corporation. Mark leads Scale out strategy for Intel’s Exascale Computing, is a Fellow in Residence for Intel China and is working on an ecosystem approach to develop and build HPC and cloud systems with Exascale capabilities. Mark was instrumental in the development of Intel’s Scalable System Framework. San Francisco, USA
  • James A. Ang, Chief Scientist for Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Department of Energy (DOE), Richland, Washington, USA. Former manager at Sandia National Labs, DOE’s Exascale Computing Project. New!
  • Prof Ian Foster – Director, Data Science and Learning Division; Senior Scientist; Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory. Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago. Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering. Chief Troublemaker, Globus.org. USA.
  • Karen Schramm, Vice President, Architecture, Broadcom, Inc. Karen leads a multi-site architecture team responsible for product definition and technology advancement across Broadcom’s Compute & Connectivity business which includes Network Interface Controllers, Network Processors, Switches and a portfolio of System-on-a-Chip devices. Boston, USA. New!
  • John Gustafson – Professor, National University of Singapore (Joint appointment with A*STAR). Singapore
  • Ariel Hendel – Infrastructure Technologist, Facebook Inc. Open Compute Project (OCP). Menlo Park, California. USANew!
  • Prof Geoffrey C. Fox, distinguished professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University. Director, Digital Science Center, Chair of Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering and Director of the Data Science program. Bloomington, IN, USA. 
  • Ruud van der Pas – Distinguished Engineer, Oracle Inc. Santa Clara, California, USA / Netherlands.
  • Sean Blanchard – Systems Engineer, HPC expert, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
  • Victoria Crone – CEO, Callaghan Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand. Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s Innovation Agency.
  • Pete Beckman, Director, Northwestern University /Argonne National Laboratory Institute for Science and Engineering – Chicago, USA. New!
  • Vicki Compton – Principal Policy Adviser, Māori Economic Development, Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Wellington. New Zealand.
  • Karl Fogel – Partner, Open Tech Strategies and author “Producing Open Source Software” – Chicago, USA
  • Andrew Ensor – Director, High Performance Computing Research Laboratory, AUT university, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Hugo Vincent – Head, Architecture and Security Research Group, ARM, Cambridge, UK. New!
  • Mark Moir – Architect, Oracle Labs, USA / New Zealand
  • Maria A. Pozza – Space Law, Cybersecurity – Associate Lawyer, Govett Quilliam, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Mohamad S. El-Zein, John Deere Fellow, Materials. Manager, Advanced Materials & Mechanics – John Deere Moline Technology Innovation Center, Illinois, USA
  • Charlotte Walshe – CEO, Jade Software, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Prof Yuefan DengStony Brook University, New York, USA

(Updated 7 November 2018)

(*) Updated regularly. Multicore World organisers are not liable in any way for changes in the speakers’ list



Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th of February 2019

All day sessions



Mac’s Brewery Functions Centre – Wellington waterfront – opposite Te Papa




SUPER EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW for a limited time!


Only 90 tickets will be for sale: first come first served.

Contact: info@multicoreworld.com



We are grateful to the generous support from

  • Oracle Labs
  • Catalyst IT
  • Open Parallel Ltd

Contact nicolas@multicoreworld.com for sponsorship opportunities


Multicore World 2018

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