An Oamaru man who is organising the Multicore World
Conference in Auckland this month says multicore computing is
an IT opportunity for New Zealand.
Nicolas Erdody believed the country's IT industry could be a
world leader in developing new programming techniques to take
advantage of a ''huge computing power''.
Multicore is many computer cores, or central processing
units, on one chip.
''The technology's complexity, combined with a dearth of
well-accepted tools and training options that makes parallel
programming such a challenge for developers and computer
architects, is exactly the reason we're holding this third
conference in New Zealand,'' Mr Erdody said.
The conference is being held at the Auckland University of
Technology on February 25 and 26.
Presentations by a range of international speakers would
provide knowledge and tools to help IT professionals,
government and corporate decision-makers bridge the gap
between multicore technology and its applications, Mr Erdody
Speakers include Tim Cornwell, architect of the radio
telescope project Square Kilometre Array (SKA), Cristina
Cifuentes, director of Oracle Labs Australia, Kent Winchell,
engineer from the office of the CTP of Cray Inc, and Prof
Shaun Hendy of the University of Auckland.