The 6th Multicore World was Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Venue: Multicore World 2017 was at Shed 6 at Wellington’s waterfront

Program (here)

Speakers (Preliminary list (*)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pete BeckmanCo-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 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 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.
  • Dave Jaggar – Retired, former ARM’s Head of Architecture Design – Cambridge, UK. Author: ARM Architectural Reference ManualNew 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
  • 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.
  • Juan Carlos Guzmán – Software & Computing Group Leader, Australia National Telescope Facility (ATNF) – CASS (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science), a division of CSIROAustralia‘s national science agency.
  • Mark Moir – Principal Investigator of the Scalable Synchronization Research Group at Oracle Labs, USA – New ZealandMark 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 ITNew 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.
  • 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



Please direct all information requests to Nicolás Erdödy, Conference Director, nicolas@multicoreworld.com

Multicore World 2017 – SPONSORS

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(*) IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a preliminary list regularly updated.

The Organiser, Open Parallel Ltd (T/A Multicore World) cannot be liable for changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances. You should not register, buy airfare tickets, book accommodation or do any other arrangement based only on the current names of this list. Speakers confirm their attendance well in advance but their personal and professional circumstances can change at the last minute. The Organiser will do its best to replace them while keeping the conference to the highest possible standards. Full terms and conditions are in the Registration Form.