Southern Man

Friday, November 11, 2011

Supercomputing Conference Day 0

Today Southern Man and two fellow professors embark for Seattle and SC11, a three-and-a-half-day supercomputing conference. We'll return with a LittleFe cluster which we'll build on Monday afternoon. It's going to be fun, except for the unhappy forecast of 40 degrees and raining all week which may put a bit of a damper on geocaching.

Southern Man with his friend and mentor Dr. S at the airport. Photo taken by Dr. A at 11:11 on 11/11/11.

The trip was relatively uneventful as modern transportation technology swept us halfway across the country with its usual tedious efficiency. We ended up on the wrong shuttle from SeaTac and ended up taking a pricy cab ride into Seattle instead of the much less expensive light rail. We're staying at the Red Lion on 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle, which is very nice. Having traveled all day long we decided to treat ourselves to dinner and ended up at The Brooklyn, a very upscale eatery near the hotel. As is his habit, Southern Man sampled a local ale - a Laurelwood Pale Ale in this case - but didn't much care for it. However, his steak was excellent.

Dr. A, Southern Man, and Dr. S. Photo by a young man at the next table.

After dinner Southern Man made a try for a nearby geocache but didn't find it. Not to worry, there will be time for more geocaching later. But the conference schedule is pretty packed, starting at seven sharp tomorrow morning...


At Friday, November 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you gotta go to the fish sure to duck! very fun to watch.


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