By Robert Murphy
The National High Performance Computing and Communications conference, scheduled this year for March 26-28 in Newport, Rhode Island, will bring together an elite gathering of industry insiders for its 26th annual conference.
New this year is the focus on a global perspective of supercomputing along with emphasis on manufacturing and competitiveness.
With these changes, we can expect to see a number of new faces traveling to Newport for the first time.
For those first time visitors, and for those of you who have frequently dropped in for a conference and had to leave before getting to know the island, I offer this brief history and overview of Newport, and encourage you to take the extra time to explore the area if you are planning on attending the annual Newport HPCC conference.