"The Contribution of MultiCore to Server Architecture" - A two parts joint presentation from Martin McKendry (Open Parallel) and Stephan Friedl (Cisco). Over two days.
I Multicore World - 27-28 March 2012, Wellington, New Zealand
Part 2: Implications for the Future
The current generation of multicore, multiprocessor servers provide remarkable compute densities. The next generation will advance storage capacities through directly addressable large-scale storage. Initially, this will be accessible through legacy interfaces, but over time new application structures will evolve to exploit advanced architectures and multiple cores, both on the client and the server. This presentation will explore the limits of legacy interfaces and processing models and show where rapid advances in software architecture are likely to force new business models.
Martin McKendry - Advisory Board. Open Parallel, United States
Martin McKendry completed undergraduate degrees at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand before moving to the United States. He completed a Masters and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois before becoming a professor in the Computer Science departments at Georgia Tech then Carnegie Mellon University. He then moved into industry, and was system architect at FileNet.
Since 1990, Martin has worked in Silicon Valley. He spent 10 years involved in early-stage startups, then joined Siebel, a later-stage startup. He was SVP of Engineering at Siebel, running the application group building all CRM products as Siebel grew from $100M to $2B over 5 years. Later, at Avaya, he ran a team of 700 in the application communication group, and was responsible for Avaya’s India operation. More recently, as SVP of Engineering at Openwave he revitalized the mobility product line, leading to channel partnerships with F5 and Juniper. Martin has managed large and small engineering teams in many countries, including India, Ireland, UK, and Germany.
For the past year, Martin has been consulting and evaluating opportunities to engage in New Zealand. He believes that the next 5 years presents an unprecedented opportunity to redefine computing, with the emergence of highly intelligent mobile devices and practical cloud computing infrastructure. In January 2012, Martin joined the Advisory Board of Open Parallel, a New Zealand start up specialized in Software for Multicore and Parallel Computing.