Day 0 is the travel day, so Southern Man packed his bags and ran his errands and made his way to the airport where he breezed through security and waited for Dr. S and Dr. A. And much to his delight two colleagues from a nearby university were also at the gate.
Dr. L and Dr. J at the airport.
Tres amigos. Photo by Dr. J.
We had a direct flight to Salt Lake City, which was just a couple of hours, and arrived to - snow! After a shuttle ride to the hotel the five of us got registered for SC12 and checked in to The Plaza and then headed to Squatters for dinner.
A toast to SC12! Photo by our server.
As is his custom, Southern Man sampled a local brew. He thought he was asking for a Belgian-style pale ale but ended up with Wasatch Winterfest Seasonal Ale, which turned out to be the darkest beer at the table. It was good, though.
Tomorrow will kick off five-and-a-half days of lectures and tutorials and workshops on high-performance and parallel computing, wheedling swag from the numerous vendors, receptions and parties - and of course plenty of geocaching. It will be a fun week. Southern Man gives thanks to the HPC Educators grant that's paying for it all!