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The Internet of Things and High Performance Computing: Are They Teaming Up to Work Together?

Wednesday 11:40am - 12:10pm, ITP Conference (WCC Plenary Room)

All over the world, Internet of Things (IoT) devices that support edge computing are being deployed everywhere in cities, factories, and homes. At first glance, IoT and High-Performance Computing (HPC) seem to be opposites. However, big-data analysis, data-driven simulation and modeling, in-situ data reduction, machine learning, and in-situ parallel processing are linking intelligent IoT devices and HPC.

This talk will bring together several projects in this new domain and discuss these questions:
* How will multicore edge devices be programmed?
* What novel, low-power hardware might benefit both communities?
* Can machine-learning models be shared and connected between IoT and HPC?
* What software technologies from cloud computing will be transferred to IoT and HPC?
* How will IoT sensors and HPC simulations be coupled?


Nicolás Erdödy

CEO/Founder, Open Parallel Ltd

Nicolás Erdödy is CEO and Founder of Open Parallel Ltd. Since 2013, Open Parallel has been Work Package Manager for the Software Development Environment for the Central Signal Processor (CSP) of the Square Kilometre Array radio-telescope (SKA) - the largest scientific and engineering instrument in the world, to be built in the coming decade.

Since 2016, Open Parallel contributes to the computing platform of SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) -in the areas of Operating Systems and Security (at OS level). Nicolás is also Conference Director of Multicore World, a boutique event specialised in High Performance, Edge, Parallel and Exascale Computing, held every year in New Zealand since 2012.

His background is in engineering, mathematics and venture capital and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He learned FORTRAN at the School of Engineering of Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Nicolás lives in Oamaru, in the South Island of New Zealand and knows how to ask for a beer in five human languages.