Registration Open, Call for Speakers for Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo Singapore 2006

June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The Gelato Federation ( announced today the opening of registration for the Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo to be held on October 1-4, 2006 at the Biopolis in Singapore. Gelato ICE is the world's only conference dedicated specifically to Linux(r) on the Intel(r) Itanium architecture. The conference will be hosted by the Bioinformatics Institute, Institute of High Performance Computing, and National Grid Office and will be sponsored by HP. Conference sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available. For attendees, an Early Bird discount is in effect until September 1, 2006.

Gelato ICE Singapore will feature three full days and 40 technical presentations spotlighting Linux on Itanium-based platforms. Presenters will include international experts working on this architecture and speaking on topics such as: optimization, scalability, compilers, and grids. New for Gelato ICE Singapore are program tracks targeting Itanium processor customers and multi-core programming.

"With the upcoming release of the dual-core Intel Itanium 'Montecito' processor, we are very pleased to provide ICE presentations on multi-core programming to address the software challenges and opportunities it brings," stated Mark K. Smith, Gelato managing director. "We are also excited about holding Gelato ICE in Singapore, given the strong Itanium processor adoption rate in the Asia-Pacific region."

Gelato ICE is *the* conference for technical users, application and tool developers, system researchers and vendors, and ISVs looking to extend the impact of Linux on Itanium architecture. The event will address current high-performance computing issues and collaborative solutions specific to Linux on the Itanium processor, and will feature presentations, poster sessions, and the exchange of information in formal and informal settings. Attendees can network with key researchers, system vendors, industrial users, and ISVs. Participants will learn how to maximize the performance of their systems and discover which tools to use and how to use them. More information is available at

Call for Speakers

Gelato ICE is seeking quality technical speakers to share their expertise of Linux on Itanium architecture for the October 2006 conference. We are looking for a wide-variety of presenters—researchers, developers, engineers, end users, system vendors, and ISVs—knowledgeable about the platform and willing to give a speech on a technical level.

Are you wrapping up an interesting project that involves the Itanium architecture? Do you have an idea for a compelling presentation topic? Perhaps you or someone you know would be an interesting speaker? If so, now is the time to start thinking about submitting your contribution for consideration as part of the Gelato ICE technical program. Gelato will be accepting speaker/topic proposals until July 31, 2006.

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. The Gelato portal ( serves as the primary channel for Federation business and collaborations. Information about Gelato members' software and solutions are available through the portal, and the community is welcome to participate and contribute.

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