LUV Main April 2017 Meeting: SageMath / Simultaneous multithreading

Apr 4 2017 18:30
Apr 4 2017 20:30
Location: 
The Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street, Carlton VIC 3053

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Dan O'Connell Hotel
225 Canning Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Speakers:

• Adetokunbo "Xero" Arogbonlo, SageMath
• Stewart Smith, Simultaneous multithreading

Adetokunbo "Xero" Arogbonlo, SageMath

SageMath is FOSS mathematics software. Big understatement! It is a confederation of some of the best FOSS tools for mathematics and scientific computing. Some of the tools that make up SageMath include: Jupyter notebook, Maxima, GLPK, Gniac, Numpy, R, Scipy, GAP, FLINT, Sympy, Macaulay2, Blas, Atlas and Lapack to mention but a few. SageMath brings all these tools (complete and successful programs in their own right) into a single environment with a uniform interface and one simple language to bind them all: Python.

SageMath is used in a wide range of fields by people of varying levels of education and expertise. It is used in cryptography, mathematics research, engineering, undergraduate courses and even high school.  The development of Sagemath is very active with multiple releases every year.  This talk will present a broad overview of SageMath and some of its capabilities with live demos.

Xero is currently doing a PhD in Control Theory. He enjoys learning as well as intellectual challenges.

Stewart Smith, Simultaneous multithreading

Modern CPUs are rather different to the first microprocessors. For a start, you probably have a multicore, multi-thread (or HyperThreaded) processor that is roughly the same Ghz as the computer you bought 10 years ago). This talk goes through what makes up a modern CPU and some of the history as to how we got to it.

Stewart Smith currently works for IBM in the Linux Technology Center on OPAL, the OpenPOWER Abstraction Layer, firmware for POWER systems, giving him a job that is even harder to explain to non-Linux geek people than ever before. Previously he worked for Percona as Director of Server Development where he oversaw development of many of Percona’s software products. He comes from many years experience in databases and free and open source software development.

The Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Food and drinks will be available on premises.

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.

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