SC10: the wind down

The conference is winding down. Tuesday was good, Wednesday was wild. Non-stop. I didn’t have a free moment.
This was a good show. We got the siCluster-NAS formally launched (for less than $1000/usable TB with scalable bandwidth, we think it is pretty good). We got some nice financial services demos up running on the siCluster-NAS. We didn’t spend too much money to setup and run the demos.
Tomorrow, Green-HPC gets announced (and I think Top500). Given the importance of being green (in the sense of not inefficiently using the resources and generating more waste heat than valuable results), these numbers will be ever more important going forward. Wu Feng did a good job on focusing people’s attention on this.
Rich Brueckner from did his (as usual) incredible job at getting the stories out. Doug Eadline was showing of Limulus, which is a very cool low power computing cluster in a deskside box. Gluster was talking about the new rev of the file system. Some things I thought were slated for 3.2 are actually in 3.1. Our friends at Bright Computing were there, showing off their updated cluster suite.
We’ll see you all in Seattle, I am being pushed to get a booth … so hopefully it will be nicer and easier to meet with us.

3 thoughts on “SC10: the wind down”

  1. And the Graph500 was this evening… BTW, Seattle’s in a physically smaller space. Push for a booth *now* if you want one. It’s going to be tight, and not everyone will make it.

  2. That was insane… Never had more than a little time to wander the floor, particularly when I had to start hiking back and forth to technical sessions. Sorry to have missed you.

  3. @Jason
    No problem. From what I understand, most of the attendance was at the technical session. The show floor wasn’t highly trafficked. I spoke with Rich Brueckner on this, and he said they hit record attendance.
    Doug is pushing for our own booth next year. Will likely try to reserve it now. Gotta get some comfy couches, a playstation or xbox, and some of our new bits 🙂 No more standing up for 10 hours a day …

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