Supercomputing Conference Reaches 20-Year Milestone

SC08 in Austin occurs 20 years after the first conference, Supercomputing ’88 in Orlando, Florida. A number of activities at SC08 are planned to highlight the evolution of the conference, supercomputing and related technologies.
“In the Austin Convention Center, a large lobby museum will feature over 100 artifacts and memorabilia covering two decades of high performance computing. These are loaned by private collectors, national laboratories, academic institutions, vendors and museums. The booth will also feature clips, images and archive video from the past 20 years as well as talks by notable contributors to the field.”Full Story
Ed Note: Sun will reportedly be honored for participating all 20 years, which is kind of what happened according to the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Curious? Get all misty-eyed and follow the history of Celerity, Floating Point Systems, Cray Research, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems.


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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