Programme

This will follow a similar format to our past successful conferences as the SKA Project builds on the momentum of technological solutions to High Performance data intensive computing and detailed designs taking shape during 2017.

This is an opportunity to hear from some of the leading researchers on the current range of solutions designed to meet the unprecedented computing demands generated by the SKA over the next decade.

Preliminary Programme

THURSDAY 9 February

08.45
Registration - outside WG404


Session Chair: Andrew Ensor

09.30
Opening and Welcome
09.40
10.00
Carole Jackson, ICRAR-Curtin - SKA developments from the WA perspective
10.20
Sergei Gulyaev, AUT - Science for SKA – New Zealand perspectives

10.40

TEA BREAK (30 min)


Session Chair: Nicolas Erdody

11.10
Max Voronkov, CSIRO - Lessons from ASKAP for early SKA
11.30
Peter Baillie, AUT - International Consortia in SKA
11.50
TN Chan, Compucon - SKA compute 50 years
12.10
Will Kamp, AUT - CSP Mid firmly in place

12.30

LUNCH (60 min)


Session Chair: Carole Jackson


2.50

TEA BREAK (30 min)


Session Chair: TN Chan

3.20
Nicolas Erdody, Open Parallel - Towards SKA1 Construction 2018 Tender
3.40
Piers Harding, Catalyst IT - Middleware and commodity computing
4.00
Stepan Lapshev, Massey University - Multiple Accumulator CMAC and IC Design
4.20
Rezaul Hasan, Massey University - Importance of Analog in Digital World and Big Data
4.40
General discussions
5.00
CLOSE DAY ONE

7.00

DINNER: Vivace Restaurant, 50 High Street

FRIDAY 10 February

Session Chair: Sergei Gulyaev

10:00
Hon Paul Goldsmith - Ministerial Address
10.20
10.40

11.00

TEA BREAK (30 min)


Session Chair: Anthony Griffin

11.30
11.50
Vivek Krishnan, Swinburne - Testing General Relativity with the SKA
12.10
12.30
Oliver Sinnen, University of Auckland - Acceleration of Pulsar Search on FPGA OpenCL

12.50

LUNCH (50 min)


Session Chair: John Bancroft

1.40
2.00
Neville Smith, Atos - Update on HPC technology for science
2.20
Michael Coleman, Oracle - Sun Sparc update
2.40
Stephen Moore, HPE - Technology update
3.00
CLOSE DAY TWO

3.15

Bus to Ransom Wines and AUT's Radio Astronomical Observatory, Warkworth
7.00
Bus arrival back in CBD - City Campus