The first full day of SC12 was a busy one. A short walk from the hotel brought us to the Salt Palace, which is pretty much completely occupied by SC12.
The Salt Palace. Photo by Google Images.
First came the opening session, and then the usual excellent "Supercomputing In Plain English" talk by Henry.
Henry entertains his adoring followers.
After lunch (and the first two geocaching finds in Utah) was a session on introducing parallel concepts in the introductory programming classes and another on visualization of data (and by that Southern Man means visual representations of petabytes of data). And after that was an orientation session (we were already fairly oriented) and the evening reception and poster session.
We did not go hungry.
The best part about these receptions is that attendees are issued a couple of drink tickets so Southern Man again sampled the local ales: a Squatters full suspension pale ale and a bottle of Wyld extra pale ale. Both were excellent. And so after a fine dinner and viewing the posters and chatting with many friends (old and new) Southern Man tottered back to the hotel to download photos and update the blog and tuck in for a good night's sleep, as tomorrow will be a very long (and very fun) day. Good night!