SC11, fond memories from a fantastic nerd fest

Apart from what I could infer from the title, SC11, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, that it was being held in a city that I had already been to once before (and had gained some familiarity, with at least parts of it) as part of The Great American Road Trip with dear friend Nils Stenvig (@UPBeaches), that the city had more than its fair share of friendly & familiar faces and that the event would offer the first of opportunities to put a face to many a names that I had known & interacted with for many years, I knew little about SC11 and of what I wanted from it.

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2006: Northwestern Rendezvous

Didn’t I promise to tell you about some exotic adventure in my previous entry? Hopefully, my narration/description will live up to your expectations – if not, take a tour of these places and you can feel it yourself. BTW, I am looking for a way to generate a map of the route that was followed in this trip – if any of you know a decent way of getting it done, please do let me know.

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