URBANA, Ill. (January 17, 2007)— On the eve of their fifth anniversary, the Gelato Federation (www.gelato.org) announces the opening of registration for the Gelato ICE: Itanium® Conference & Expo to be held on April 15-18, 2007, in San Jose, California. Gelato ICE is the world's only conference dedicated specifically to Linux® on the Intel® Itanium architecture and is sponsored by HP, Intel, and the Itanium® Solutions Alliance.
Gelato ICE 2007 will feature three full days and 70+ technical presentations spotlighting Linux on Itanium-based platforms. Presenters will include international experts working on this architecture and speaking on topics such as: optimization, multi-core programming, virtualization, compilers, and Gelato member research.
There will be a heavy emphasis on Linux at this year's event. Gelato ICE 2007 will feature a new track focusing on IA-64 Linux Kernel work. Keynote speakers will include: Wim Coekaerts, Senior Director for Linux Engineering at Oracle, and Andrew Morton, Maintainer of the Linux 2.6 Kernel.
"Many people are not aware that in the four-year period 2002 to 2005, Linux customers spent nearly $1.2 billion on Intel Itanium-based servers. This is second only to x86-based servers and almost six times as much as on all RISC-based servers running Linux combined," stated Mark K. Smith, Gelato managing director. "Because of this strong connection between the Linux operating system and the Itanium processor, we decided to highlight Linux at this Gelato ICE."
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.
Gelato ICE 2007 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. Conference sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available. For attendees, an Early Bird discount is in effect until March 22. More information is available at www.ice.gelato.org.
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 (www.gelato.org) 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.