Interview: SC09 Conference Chair Wilf Pinfold

SC09 in November will be the largest conference ever in Portland. Sun Blogger Rich Brueckner sat down with Wilf Pinfold, Conference Chair, to get a first look at what we can expect to see at the show:

As Conference Chair for SC09, what are the primary goals for the conference?
First we intend to build on and strengthen the traditional foundations of the conference; the technical program, exhibits and the community programs. For the technical program we plan to add a track to give more time to the exceptionally high quality papers we receive each year.  For the conference exhibits, We’ve implemented a process for strategically placing booths to improve the distribution and integration of large, small, research and industry exhibits.   And finally, to build on community programs, we have integrated education, broader engagement and student programs to give educators and students of all national, ethnic, and minority groups more options for participation in the conference and the community.

In addition to strengthening these foundations we are soliciting content in three thrust areas bio-computing, sustainability, and the 3D Internet. These thrusts will help illustrate the ways in which high performance, networking, storage and analytics bring value to our lives on a daily basis.  Full Interview. Don’t miss the latest news–Sign up for the SC09 Conference Newsletter.

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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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