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What Caught My Attention at SC08

Nov 21, 2008 |

A show the size of the Supercomputing Conference is difficult to swallow whole. With hundreds of exhibitors and conference activities, it’s virtually impossible to get a balanced perspective. That said, here are a few areas that caught my attention at SC08.

In a Photo Finish, Roadrunner Beats Jaguar

Nov 19, 2008 |

Last week’s announcement of the upgraded “Jaguar” system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory had a lot of people, including yours truly, thinking that the Cray super would take the TOP500 crown this time around. It was not to be.

Supercomputing Puts On a Happy Face

Nov 18, 2008 |

Amid the gloomiest economy in decades, the year’s Supercomputing conference — SC08 — got underway in Austin, Texas. Despite the worldwide financial turmoil, the 2008 conference may turn out to be the largest SC event of them all, with over 330 exhibitors and more than 10,000 registered attendees.

Packing for SC08

Nov 13, 2008 |

The 20th annual Supercomputing (SC) conference launches next week in Austin, Texas. As usual, HPCwire will be providing live coverage, but this year we decided to include some pre-conference guidance for the event.