The II Multicore and Parallel Computing miniconf is now over, a big thank you to all who attended the fantastic presentations. Congratulations to the excellent speakers that timely and professionally delivered great talks, and a big bravo to the LCA2011 Organisation that smoothly overcame all the problems caused for the change of venue in the last week, due to floods in Brisbane.
A large (~200 ppl) and qualified audience attended the miniconf. During good part of the day, we had Vint Cerf (VP of Google and “Father of the Internet”) in the audience, simultaneously with Linus Torvalds (Linux kernel Project Coordinator), Paul McKenney (IBM’s Linux CTO) and Dirk Hohndel (Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist). But the most gratifying moments happened after the miniconf and on the following days, when delegates approached me with comments like: “thank you for organising such a good miniconf”, “it was very interesting, a plus of the entire LCA”, “This miniconf just gets better”. These were the best rewards that I could expect.
Here are the presentations from the talks. Will endeavor to add photos from the miniconf in the following days. Videos will be also available as soon as the general organisers of LCA2011 release them.
Verifying Parallel Software Paul McKenney
Integration of Intel’s TBB with Facebook’s HipHop Open Parallel
Is Parallel Programming Hard? Paul McKenney
Parallel Programming – An Overview of Non-Mainstream Languages Lenz Gschwendtner
Multicore vs. FPGA John Williams
Painless Parallelization With Gearman Tim Uckun