I Multicore World - 27-28 March 2012, Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract - This talk will introduce some of the challenges that arise or are exacerbated as the world increasingly moves to multicore computing paradigms. The speaker will discuss some of the possible approaches to address these challenges, including hardware and software innovations to improve existing programming models, as well as new programming models that aim to make multicore programming easier while enabling effective implementation approaches.
Dr. Mark Moir - Consulting Member of Technical Staff. Oracle Labs, United States
Mark Moir received the B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA in 1996. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1996 until 2000. He then joined Sun Labs and subsequently formed the Scalable Synchronization Research Group, of which he is the Principal Investigator (the group is now part of Oracle Labs). He was named a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer in 2009.
Dr. Moir's main research interests concern practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent, distributed, and real-time systems, particularly hardware and software support for programming constructs that facilitate scalable synchronization in shared memory multiprocessors.