Multicore World to focus on open source benefits

The conference will take place in Auckland on the 25th and 26th of February and will address approaches to programming for multicore environments.

Free and open source software will almost undoubtedly be the way to manage hugely powerful multicore computers. This will be the focus for the third Multicore World conference that is set to take place in Auckland on the 25th and 26th of February.

Nicolas Erdody, founder and MD of Open Parallel, and organiser of the conference said, “Computer engineers are beginning to get to grips with writing programs to effectively handle many cores on one chip or multicore, which dramatically increases computing processing power.

“There are many different approaches to how to provide these instructions, and we’ve assembled a world-class range of speakers to outline these software advances, which so far haven’t matched the massive hardware increases by computer-chip manufacturers.”

Speakers at the conference will include associate professor Manuel Chakravarty of the University of New South Wales and lead data technologist at Germany’s codecentric AG, Pavlo Baron.

New Zealand’s Catalyst IT, who are also one of the conference’s sponsors, will have its cloud engineer Ricardo Rocha describe some of the significant shifts that have occurred in data storage systems.

“IT and other company professionals should attend this conference, because multicore inspired changes to the computing world are happening now,” said Erdody. “They will find real knowledge on how to build and work multicore platforms and applications. This will provide big savings on licences, maintenance and upgrades, boosting their company’s computing performance.”

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