6th Multicore World – Speakers
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- The Honourable Paul Goldsmith, New Zealand’s Minister for Science and Innovation, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, and Minister for Regulatory Reform – Ministerial Address.
- Dave Jaggar – Retired, former ARM’s Head of Architecture Design – Cambridge, UK. Author: ARM Architectural Reference Manual, New Zealand. During Dave’s nine years at ARM he took a British processor architecture, gave it a 2nd integer instruction set which made it excellent for embedded control, added on chip debug so it could be buried in a SoC, gave it a new floating point instruction set, and rebuilt the system architecture so it could run Unix like OSes properly. Founding Director of the ARM Austin Design Center in Texas -where about half of the A series chips for phones are done. Oral History interview – Mountain View, CA, 2012. Full abstract & Bio.
- Prof Satoshi Matsuoka – Professor, High Performance Computing Systems Group, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) & Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers, recently #1 in the world for power efficiency for both the Green 500 and Green Graph 500 lists. He has written over 500 articles and chaired numerous ACM/IEEE conferences. A fellow of the ACM and European ISC, has won the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2011, and the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award. Full abstract & Bio.
- Prof Michael Kelly, FREng, FRS Hon, FRSNZ – Prince Philip Professor of Technology at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science. Advanced electronic devices for very high speed operation, development of new class of low power consumption devices and circuits -and its computing applications. Awarded 2006 Hughes Medal “for his work in the fundamental physics of electron transport and the creation of practical electronic devices which can be deployed in advanced systems”. Wikipedia.
- John Gustafson – HPC authority, Visiting Scientist – A*Star, Singapore. Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS). Author, The End of Error: Unum Computing, and Gustafson’s Law. Former Snr Fellow and Chief Graphics Product Architect, AMD, US; Former Director, INTEL, US; Former Principal Architect HPC applications, SUN Microsystems, US. Wikipedia. MW2014 & MW2016.
- Prof Tony Hey, CBE, FREng, FIET, FInstP, FBCS – Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK. Fmr Corporate VP, Microsoft Research. Author – The Fourth Paradigm Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Wikipedia. Full abstract & Bio.
- Victoria Maclennan – Managing Director, Optimal BI, New Zealand. Co-Chair, NZ Rise -the association of NZ-owned digital technology businesses. Winner, 2016 New Zealand IT Professional of the Year.
- Pete Beckman – Co-Director, Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering-Mathematics-Computer Science, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Lead, Projects Argo (An exascale operating system), Array of Things (smart city – 500 sensors installed in Chicago) & Waggle (open platform for intelligent sensors)
- Prof Michelle Simmons – Scientia Professor of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia. Director, Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology, School of Physics, UNSW. Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. Wikipedia. Full abstract and Bio.
- Happy Sithole – Director, Centre of High Performance Computing (CHPC- part of CSIR -Council for Scientific & Industrial Research), South Africa. Lengau –CHPC’s petascale machine is ranked 121st in world’s TOP500 list of supercomputers. Dr. Sithole is a recognised expert in HPC and its applications to industry. MW2016.
- Prof Andreas Wicenec – Head of the Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) program at ICRAR (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research), Perth, Australia. Prof Wicenec leads the SKA Science Data Processor Data Layer design. MW2014
- Paul McKenney – Distinguished Engineer, IBM Linux Technology Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Paul is an expert in real-time operating-system kernel synchronisation mechanisms i.e. realtime RCU in Linux. Author – “Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?” MW2010, MW2011 & MW2013
- Balasz Gerofi – Expert in system software and parallel / distributed computing. In particular, operating systems (kernel architectures for many-core CPUs, memory management, file systems), HPC (parallel and distributed I/O, resiliency), virtualisation, and fault tolerant computing (replication, checkpoint-restart, message-logging). Research Scientist, System Software Research Team, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Tokyo, Japan. MW2016
- Paul Fenwick – Managing Director, Perl Training Australia. A high-profile software engineer and internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user groups worldwide -where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics, Paul won the 2013 O’Reilly Open Source award for outstanding contributions to the open source community.
- Ralph Highnam – CEO, Volpara Solutions, New Zealand. Listed in ASX (Australia), Volpara develops digital health solutions to enable personalised, high-quality breast cancer screening. Dr Highnam was involved in much of the early applications of the Grid in the UK & EU during the 1990’s i.e. MammoGrid (with CERN-U of Oxford) and eDiaMoND: Digital Mammography
- Andrew Ensor – Director New Zealand SKA Alliance (NZA), Research Pathway Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand. The NZ SKA Alliance is worldwide the 4th largest group working on the SKA Computing Platform. MW2013-14-15-16
- Nathan DeBardeleben – High Performance Computing Design (HPC-DES)
UltraScale Systems Research Center Lead and Resilience Lead at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA. Expert in resilience, fault-tolerance, dependable computing, HPC and general computer reliability on new computing platforms.
- Prof Shaun Hendy – Director, Te Pūnaha Matatini – a Centre of Excellence at the University of Auckland for Complex Systems and Networks, New Zealand. Professor of Physics and Computational Physics. Author: “Get off the Grass -Kickstarting New Zealand’s Innovation Economy” and “Silencing Science“. MW2014.
- Juan Carlos Guzmán – Software & Computing Group Leader, Australia National Telescope Facility (ATNF) – CASS (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science), a division of CSIRO – Australia‘s national science agency.
- Mark Moir – Principal Investigator of the Scalable Synchronization Research Group at Oracle Labs, USA – New Zealand. Mark is giving a talk in every Multicore World since its creation. He works on concurrent, distributed, and real-time systems, particularly hardware and software support for programming constructs that facilitate scalable synchronization in shared memory multiprocessors. MW2012-13-14-15-16.
- Piers Harding, Senior Solution Architect, Catalyst IT, New Zealand – Australia – UK. With 250+ engineers and developers, Catalyst is the largest open source software company in Australasia. Global leaders in OpenStack (fully deployed in the Catalyst Cloud). As members of the NZ SKA Alliance, since 2014 Catalyst is contributing to the design of the Computing Platform of the SKA project.
- Clare Curran – MP (Member of Parliament), New Zealand. Chairperson of the Parliamentary ICT Committee; Labour Party’s Spokesperson on ICT, Broadcasting and Open Government. Wikipedia.
- Simon Rae, Manager Innovation Policy, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), New Zealand
- Lev Lafayette – HPC Support and Training Officer at The University of Melbourne, Australia. OpenStack for HPC -papers here. MW2012-13-14-16
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