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Open Parallel presents the 6th consecutive
Multicore World conference

Wellington, New Zealand. 20,21,22 February 2017

MW2017 offers an informal environment with an emphasis on interaction and the value of information exchange between peers.

Conference Programme Purchase Ticket(s)

What's it All About

Multicore World: a think tank to answer Big Questions, together!

Interactive and Targeted

At Multicore World conversations are as important as sessions. Every presentation has a flexible Q&A period, and if we are enjoying a great discussion, we just continue with it. On its 6th edition, Multicore World 2017 participants are invited as world experts in their speciality. In a limited audience environment you will find that the person sitting besides you has a wealth of experience similar to the speaker that both are listening to.

Industry Leading

Participants are from first tier companies, vendors and organisations. You will hear about trends and road maps that are not yet in the general domain. You can't substitute the experience of Multicore World's unique combination of sessions and conversations. Webinars and white papers present knowledge to be marketed: at Multicore World you will discuss with the creators -right when they are keen to test their novel concept in your field.


Multicore World is a destination conference -people do not "pass through", it is a decision to come to New Zealand. More than 40% of participants are from outside New Zealand and Australia. It is not unusual that some are crossing the Equator for the first time in their lives, to keynote at Multicore World. Authors do their book pre-launch presentation, entrepreneurs discuss deals with executives from major corporations, all in an informal environment far from media scrutiny and general gossip. Take advantage of the time commitment of global experts that are keen to learn from your work as well.


On its 6th edition, Multicore World is now consolidated in the international calendar. Every year since 2012, experts and leaders from all over the world converge in February to beautiful New Zealand for three full days of the most thought-provoking sessions in the latest high-technology evolution and its applications.

When and Where

6th Multicore World

20th - 21st - 22nd February 2017 - Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Shed 6, Wellington's newest convention venue, nestled on the waterfront.

Map: Venue location map

Some of the awesome speakers lined up for MW2017

Dave Jaggar
Dave Jaggar
Former Head of Architecture Design - ARM, New Zealand
Satoshi Matsuoka
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fellow, Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Japan
Team Member
Prof. Michelle Y. Simmons
Director, Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology, UNSW, Australia
Team Member
Hon Paul Goldsmith
Minister of Science and Innovation & Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand
Team Member
John L. Gustafson
Visiting Scientist, A*STAR and Professor, National University of Singapore
Team Member
Victoria Maclennan
Managing Director, OptimalBI, New Zealand
Team Member
Tony Hey
Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technologies Facilities Council, UK
Team Member
Pete Beckman
Co-Director, Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
Team Member
Michael J Kelly
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials, VUW, New Zealand, and Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Team Member
Dr. Happy Sithole
Director, Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa
Team Member
Paul McKenney
IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Linux Technology Center, USA
Team Member
Paul Fenwick
Managing Director Perl Training, Australia


Without the support of our sponsors, events such as Multicore World 2017 would not be able to proceed. THANK YOU.

MBIE is the Government's lead business-facing agency. We advise Ministers on the science and innovation system, and manage a number of science funds. We are proud to support Multicore World for the 4th consecutive year and to promote NZ's expertise in HPC.
Since 1997, Catalyst has been dedicated to using the world's best open source software and tools to deliver robust IT solutions for its clients. Catalyst has grown to become New Zealand's largest open source service provider delivering solutions and services for a wide variety of organisations, including schools, universities, government departments, small businesses and major corporations.
Tackling Today's Biggest Challenges. The Mission of Oracle Labs is straightforward: Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business.
NZRise exists to represent the interests of NZ-owned digital technology businesses. NZRise and its member companies are passionate about New Zealand technology and believe our IT industry can be a hotbed of innovation and growth.

Wines for thinking, not just drinking.

Pasquale is proud to be associated with Multicore World since 2013

Interested in getting involved? Opportunities still exist for this year but we are also happy to discuss support for future events.


6th Multicore World


Important Notes: All prices shown are in New Zealand Dollars and exclusive of GST (+15%).
International Credit Card and Direct Deposit options.

Full ticket includes

  • Full access to sessions from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • All day meals included (morning tea – lunch – afternoon tea).
  • Evening events (Drinks and Nibbles, 20th - 21st - 22nd, 5:30pm to 7:00pm)


DISCOUNTED RATES are available on request: Open Parallel is committed to ensure that Multicore World is as open as possible. We are creating a broad and inclusive ecosystem and will be happy to provide you a with a discounted ticket upon request (subject to availability). To request a voucher for a discounted ticket write to and please explain how would you benefit from Multicore World and what could be your contribution.

How can we help?


For information about Multicore World 2017 and its workshops, sponsorship and partnership opportunities, or any other aspects, contact: Nicolás Erdödy, Conference Director, ( or use the form provided.

"Multicore World" is an initiative of Open Parallel Ltd.


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