Multicore NZ

March 5, 2012

Multicore World 2012 – 27 / 28 March, Wellington, New Zealand – PROGRAM

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27 – 28 March – Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Town Hall, Illot Theatre, 111 Wakefield Street

PROGRAM 

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Day 1 – Tuesday 27 March 2012

Opening Address

8:45 – 9:00 Wellington: “Digital Capital”

Her Worship The Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown

(I) Setting the Scene

9:00 – 9:45 Intel – “Parallel Programming for C and C++ done right”

James Reinders (Director, Chief Software Evangelist. United States)

9:45 – 10:30 CSIRO – “Data Processing Algorithms: Legacy code will die”

Dr. Tim Cornwell (Senior Software Scientist, Astronomy and Space Science, Project Lead for ASKAP. Australia)

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10:30 – 11:00 Interval

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(II) Multicore Today (1)

11:00 – 11:45 Open Parallel / Cisco – “The contribution of MultiCore to Server Architecture. Part 1: How We Got To Here

Dr. Martin McKendry (Advisory Board, Open Parallel. United States)

Stephan Friedl (Systems Architect, Cisco. United States)

11:45 – 12:30 Oracle Labs – “Concurrency and synchronization in an increasingly  multicore world”

Dr. Mark Moir (Consulting Member of Technical Staff. United States)

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12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

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(III) Multicore Research

13:30 – 14:15 University of Melbourne – NICTA – “Automatic Parallelisation”

Paul Bone (PhD candidate, University of Melbourne. Australia)

14:15 – 15:00 Shanghai Jiao Tong University – University of Otago – “WATS: Workload- Aware Task Scheduling in Asymmetric Multicore Architectures”

Dr. Zhiyi Huang (Senior Lecturer, University of Otago. New Zealand)

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15:00 – 15:30 Interval

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(IV) Applications (1)

15:30 – 16:00 GreenButton – “Multicore and the Cloud”

Scott Houston (CEO, GreenButton. New Zealand)

Dave Fellows (CTO, GreenButton. New Zealand)

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(V) Multicore: Simple Evolution or Cambrian Explosion?

16:00 – 17:00 Panel – Interactive with the Audience

John Goodacre (ARM) – James Reinders (Intel) – Martin McKendry (Open Parallel) – Tim Cornwell (CSIRO) – Tim Mattson (Intel)

Moderator: Nicolás Erdödy (Open Parallel)

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18:30 – 22:00 Conference Dinner – Wellington Town Hall, Civic Suites 1 & 2

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Day 2 – Wednesday 28 March 2012

Opening Address

8:50 – 9:00 Open Parallel – “A global hub in Multicore”

Nicolás Erdödy (Director, Founder. New Zealand)

(VI) Laying the foundation for the Future

9:00 – 9:45 ARM – “The role of the ARM architecture in Heterogeneous Computing”

John Goodacre (Director, Program Management, ARM Processor Division. United Kingdom)

9:45 – 10:30 Intel Labs – “The future of manycore processors: It is all about the software”

Dr. Tim Mattson (Senior Research Scientist, Khronos OpenCL Group.United States)

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10:30 – 11:00 Interval

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(VII) Multicore Today (2)

11:00 – 11:45 Open Parallel / Cisco – “The Contribution of MultiCore to Server Architecture. Part 2: Implications for the Future

Dr. Martin McKendry (Advisory Board, Open Parallel. United States)

Stephan Friedl (Sytems Architect, Cisco. United States)

11:45 – 12:30 Weta Digital – “Multicore and Visual Effects”

Sebastian Sylwan (CTO. New Zealand)

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12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

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(VII) Creating New Ventures with Multicore

13:30 – 14:15 Angel Association New Zealand – MOVAC – “Investing in Multicore”

Phil McCaw (Managing Partner, MOVAC and Chair, Angel Investors Association.New Zealand)

14:15 – 14:30 Nufami, Inc. – “A Family Office investing in multicore”

Jorge Kaplan (Managing Director. United States)

14:30 – 15:00 Mobilis – “Selling multicore software”

Chris Jones (CEO. New Zealand)

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15:00 – 15:30 Interval

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(VIII) Applications (2)

15:30 – 15:50 University of Otago – “Multicore CPUs: power vs. energy  considerations in Cloud Computing workloads”

Dr David Eyers (Lecturer. New Zealand)

15:50 – 16:30 Microsoft – “Asynchronous Programming in C++ using Parallel Pattern Library”

Artur Laksberg (Senior Development Lead, Visual C++ TeamUnited States)

16:30 – 17:00 Open Parallel – “What Multicore can do for your business, today!”

Lenz Gschwendtner (Technical Leader. New Zealand)

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(IX) Grand Finale: The Road Ahead from Today

17:00 – 17:45 Panel – Interactive with the Audience

John Goodacre (ARM), Artur Laksberg (Microsoft), Sebastian Sylwan (Weta Digital), Tim Mattson (Intel), Jorge Kaplan (Nufami)

Moderator: Martin McKendry (Open Parallel)

17:45 – 18:00 Conference Conclusion

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