Ancillary Event Lineup for SC15 in Austin

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SC15SC15 in Austin is world’s largest gathering of HPC professionals, and the smart money is on the organizations that leverage the show for their own gatherings, meetups, special booth sessions, and user groups. Here is a roundup of special events not to miss.

Ancillary Events at SC15:

  • HP-CAST is the HP Enterprise user group meeting that kicks things off in Austin on Nov. 13-14, prior to SC15.
  • Intel HPC Developer Conference at the Omni in Austin on Nov. 14-15. The event is free of charge and features a keynote by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee.
  • Spectrum Scale User Group (formerly known as GPFS) takes place at the JW Marriott on Sunday, Nov. 15.
  • StartupHPC Summit will bring together startups, entrepreneurs, and industry thought leaders together to explore what it takes to succeed in the HPC marketplace. The meetup takes place Monday, Nov. 16 from 9-3:30.
  • Intel Lustre Vision Update will take place at the Omni Hotel from 10:30am – 12:00 noon on Monday, Nov. 16.
  • DDN User Group Meeting at the Marriott Austin from 2:30-6:00pm on Monday, Nov. 16.
  • Seagate HPC User Group at the Marriott Austin at 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, Nov. 16
  • Intel’s Diane Bryant will host a Special Plenary on Why HPC Matters at SC15 on Monday, Nov. 16 at 5:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Beowulf Bash is the best way to start your SC conference week on Monday, Nov. 16 at 9pm. The party takes place at Austin’s Fair Market.
  • IDC Breakfast Briefing at the Four Seasons Austin at 7:30am- 9:00am on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
  • Nimbix Lounge Party will take place on the Prelogs patio on Tuesday, Nov. 17 starting at 6:00 pm.
  • IBM Customer Reception will take place at Trinity Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 17 starting at 6:00 pm. Stop by IBM booth #522 for more information.
  • Cray has posted a comprehensive listing of their SC15 activities, but you’ll need to stop by their booth #1833 to learn more about their annual customer reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
  • The Platform LSF User Group lunch meeting takes place at the JW Marriott at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
  • Mellanox SC15 Evening Event on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Entertainment will be provided by Jason Alexander from Seinfeld. Special guests include: Marek Michalewicz from A*STAR, Thomas Lippert from Jülich, and Jack Wells from Oak Ridge.
  • Dell Customer Party takes place at the Rattle Inn starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Stop by Dell booth #1009 for more information.

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