SC07 in Reno, NV - Super Awesome
Who likes fast systems? Who likes bleeding-edge technology? Who likes networking with people in an industry that is passionate about high-performance and high-quality? Well, me of course.
Supercomputing 2007 was the best show that I've been to this year. I didn't attend any classes, but the exhibitors present, and technology previewed was first rate. The SWAG was good too. 10GbE, Infiniband, multi-node clusters, AoE, virtualization, were all over the place. Take a look at some of the photos I took. On top of all that, I got lucky and won an iPod from Intel :)
A local Supercomputing vendor got a lot of attention - they had a super busy booth, and a great location. Check out Cluster Resources. Michael Jackson (CEO) is a guy that I think you all should meet at least once. You are probably familiar with Linux Networx. If not, they are also local and on the Top500 list at #27. They are a cool Supercomputing company.
I can't wait until next year, and to see what happens before then.