August 18, 2006

Leading Itanium® Processor Experts to Key

Nan Holda writes "URBANA, Ill. (August 16, 2006)—The Gelato Federation ( is proud to announce the keynote speakers for the Gelato ICE: Itanium® Conference & Expo to be held on October 1-4, 2006 at the Biopolis in Singapore. The conference is hosted by the Bioinformatics Institute, Institute of High Performance Computing, and National Grid Office and sponsored by HP, Intel, and the Itanium® Solutions Alliance. Keynote speakers, Steve Geary (HP) and Cameron McNairy (Intel), will deliver vital insights regarding the Intel® Itanium® architecture.

"The recent release of the Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor 9000 series, with its excellent raw performance, performance/watt, and reliability features, has generated intense interest in the Itanium architecture processors. Gelato ICE offers a great setting to learn more about the architecture and the opportunities and challenges the new processor brings," stated Cameron McNairy, Principal Engineer and Intel Architect.

Gelato ICE ( is the world's only conference dedicated specifically to Linux® on the Intel Itanium architecture. The event will address current high-performance computing issues and collaborative solutions specific to the platform through three full days of presentations and tutorials. Learn how to get the best performance out of your Itanium-based systems and discover which tools to use and how to use them. International experts will speak on topics such as: optimization, scalability, compilers, and grids. New for Gelato ICE Singapore are sessions targeting multi-core programming and an Itanium® Solutions Alliance software developer track.

Gelato ICE Keynotes

Steve Geary, HP
Steve Geary will discuss ideas for harnessing the power of the world's largest Linux/Itanium community. Geary is responsible for overseeing HP's open-source and Linux technical strategy as well as development of open-source and Linux technologies and solutions. Geary is also responsible for centralized open-source and Linux functions such as technical support; HP's Open Source Program Offices; HP's Open Source Review Board; and HP's R&D relationship with commercial distributions.

Cameron McNairy, Intel
Cameron McNairy will present an exploration of systems and software built around Itanium processors. McNairy is a Principal Engineer and an Intel Architect for the Montecito program. Previous to Montecito, McNairy was a micro-architect for the Itanium 2 processor, contributing to its design and final validation. He came to the Itanium 2 team soon after its inception from performance work on the first Itanium processor.

Register Now—Early Bird Pricing Ends September 1

Gelato ICE Singapore will be the year's highpoint for those wanting to learn more about using and developing Linux on Itanium architecture. Anyone working with this platform—or thinking about working with the platform—should attend. Early Bird pricing and special hotel rates are available until September 1. Details are available at

About Gelato

The Gelato Federation is the global technical community dedicated to advancing Linux on the Intel Itanium-based platform through collaboration, education, and leadership. Gelato members are suppliers and users of Linux/Itanium processor technology with a shared goal of producing open-source solutions for academic, government, and industrial high-performance computing users.

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