IEEE-NATEA conference on an emerging technology is aimed to provide IEEE and
NATEA members with an inexpensive solid overview of a technology that may affect
their work and careers in the near future. This annual Saturday conference
series has been traditionally held at Stanford on a Saturday. This year the date
is June 2nd at the Bio-X facility. Over the past 8 years we have
covered such topics as RFID, SOC, Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology.
This year's conference is entitled "Multicore-the New Face of Computing-Promises
With the advent of the Sony PS3 and its utilization of a powerful multicore
technology new opportunities for other non-game scientific and technology
applications present themselves. To date-there has been some appreciation of
this new and significant change in high end computation. Utilization in such
research as protein folding has been suggested. This conference seeks to
summarize where this technology stands and what issues must be addressed to
bring the exciting and powerful world of multicore computing to fruition in the
scientific and technical communities to unleashits promise.
The conference will present a technical overview of the hardware and software issues
involved in this significant change in computing including such issues as
compilation, scalability graphics co-processing and potential applications in
the scientific domain.