22nd annual HPCC conference

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The National High Performance Computing and Communications Council’s 22nd annual government HPC and IT conference, otherwise known as the “Newport Conference”, will be held March 25 and 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa in Newport, RI.

I’d always heard about this conference, but had never attended until last year. It immediately became my favorite annual event. It’s small — participation is limited to 200 — and you might be afraid that it would feel clique-ish. Surprisingly, it really doesn’t. Everyone is warm and friendly, I learned a lot, and met a lot of interesting folks (in fact I wrote up some of what I learned for HPCwire last year).

It is a high level conference, so set your expectations accordingly. John Miguel (the conference troop leader) recommends government, industry and university CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, technology and business decision makers, IT and IRM directors, system managers, department heads, computer scientists, and computer security officers all consider attending.

More info at http://www.hpcc-usa.org.