I Multicore World, 27-28 March 2012, Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract - With the dual-core multicore processors now mainstream, and quad-core mobile devices being announced daily, what next in the world of multicore? This talk will glance at the Cortex-A9 foundation and its ARM MPCore technology before looking into a future where heterogeneous big.LITTLE processing extends further the performance and power advantages of a multicore device. In announcing the first freely available software that enables such architectures, this talk will conclude with a vision for the future, the challenges, and a hint into some of the collaborative research ARM is currently involved
John Goodacre - Director, Program Management. ARM Processor Division, United Kingdom
John Goodacre joined ARM in February 2002 and took responsibility for their platform architecture. Today he is Director of Program Management focused on various programs around the application processor’s technology roadmap including the definition and market development of the ARM MPCore multicore processor technology.
Prior to working at ARM, he specialized in enterprise software having worked for Microsoft for 5 years, firstly as Group Program Manager in the Exchange Server group and latterly as the manager of a team developing mobile phones software.
Graduating from the University of York with a BSc in Computer Science, John has over 20 years experience of realizing new technologies in the engineering industry.