SEATTLE--Supercomputing 2011 which took place over this past week, in Seattle, was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Attendance at this year’s show was in excess of 11,300 people, more than the 10,500 people who made it to last year’s conference in New Orleans.
With a budget of some $6 million dollars, SC11 generated nearly $23 million for the local economy. The exhibit area itself was some 266 thousand square feet, accommodating SC11’s 336 exhibitors, which spanned both the worlds of industry and academia.
But to really understand the scale – or should we say, exascale – of SC11, you have to hear from the attendees themselves, so check out the video:
For more detailed coverage from SC11, you can also read EETimes’ editorial coverage here:
Thanks, Charles! It was honestly one of the most interesting and exciting shows I've ever attended. There's a real sense of purpose and science there. People are really doing things that change humanity. Can't wait to post the video I did from Nasa's booth, with their rep talking about the Kepler program and finding other inhabitable planets! cool, cool stuff!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.