SC'05 sessions

We had wanted to see several of the sessions including the ClawHmmer, and various others. I spent most of my time talking with various vendors and others on the show floor. ClawHmmer is interesting as it is a GPU version of HMMer, and on good GPU hardware, you can get quite a performance boost on … Read moreSC'05 sessions

SC'05 full day 1 (Tuesday)

This morning, SC’05 featured a keynote address from Bill Gates, CTO and founder of Microsoft. Prior to the keynote, we watched a video loop, and we heard from the heads of the ACM, and the president-elect of the IEEE, as well as the chairperson of the board for SC’06 in Tampa Florida. The president-elect gave … Read moreSC'05 full day 1 (Tuesday)

SC'05 begins …

At 7pm PST the network was officially lit with the traditional cutting of the optical fibre, then a ribbon was cut with a large pair wooden handled scissors. Long lines were formed, and much food was consumed. The best thing I saw at the show today is the LightSpace Technology display. The molecular display demo … Read moreSC'05 begins …

Setup day batch 1

The first batch of setup day photos are up from SC’05. I am on the show floor looking about, talking with people thanks to the Cluster Monkies, and Linux Magazine. Looks to be an interesting show. Please be gentle on my picture taking skills, I am still getting used to this camera. Yes, I did … Read moreSetup day batch 1

SC'05 T -1 and counting

The Sun HPCC group had some nice talks from folks doing real science. Specifically I did get to see a talk on path-integral formalism of molecular dynamics, another on using support vector machines for feature identification in patients with Glaucoma. Also saw quite a bit of stuff we cannot talk about, but it was quite … Read moreSC'05 T -1 and counting


Much has changed in a year. Last year, a number of companies such as Orion were on the rise and the darlings of the event. Companies such as my former employer SGI had a strong presence, reasonable revenues, and there were thoughts of a possible turn around. Startups that garnered far less attention than they … Read moreAnticipation