For those soon to be en-route to the Lone Star State, I wanted to throw out a few teasers on what to expect from this year’s show. Yours truly has already had the opportunity to walk the [yet unfinished] exhibit hall spying neat goodies to be unveiled next week. [This article will not disclose any proprietary/yet to be released information]. Here goes…
.: I had a moment to quickly browse through the 20th Anniversary Exhibit. What’s that I spy? A Cray-1!
.: I had a chance to take a peek at Sun’s Java Chopper. Very cool for the gearhead’s among us.
.: Cycling jackets and denim have replaced the traditional fleece in the SC Store. Why does this matter? A cold front blew in *after* I arrived, leaving me stranded without the necessary threads.
.: I spy *lots* of crates built for 42U [ish] racks [many more than usual]. Is this a sign of a host of neato machines to be unveiled? You’ll have to show up to find out.
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