Welcome to the II Multicore and Parallel Computing miniconference, part of LCA2011. This edition will be in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday 25 January 2011

We are pleased to announce Vint Cerf and Paul McKenney as keynotes as part of a list of eight distinguished speakers on a full day packed with exciting and challenging presentations. Full Schedule is now available.

Known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, Vinton Cerf is Chief Internet Evangelist and VicePresident of Google, Inc. His one hour talk will be “In Search of Transmission Capacity – a Multicore Dilemma”.

Paul E. McKenney has been coding for almost four decades, more than half of that on parallel hardware, where his work has earned him a reputation among some as a flaming heretic. He will prove it along two talks: “Is Parallel Programming Hard, And If So, Why?” and “Verifying Parallel Software: Can Theory Meet Practice?”. Paul is a Distinguished Engineer and Linux Chief Technology Officer of IBM, Inc.

Topics of the day include Lightning Talks about “How to speed up WordPress using Intel’s TBB and Facebook’s HipHop” and about Web Performance Optimization on “How to build large scale applications using PHP”.

Other Talks will be “An overview of Non Mainstream Parallel Programming languages” by Lenz Gschwendtner, Open Parallel; “Multicore vs. FPGAs” by John Williams, Petalogix; “Discovering Inherent Parallelism in Sequential Programs” by Wayne Kelly, Queensland University of Technology; and “Painless Parallelization with Gearman” by Tim Uckun, Enspiral

The day will be summarised with a Panel on “Which Industries / Applications Need Parallelisation Today”, moderated by Nicolás Erdödy, Open Parallel

Here is the Schedule complete with Abstracts and Outlines. The miniconference will be in room N515 (QUT Kelvin Grove Campus). Seating capacity: 250.

For more information, contact Nicolás Erdödy – Miniconference Organiser, at “MulticoreLCA (AT) gmail (DOT) com”