[Beowulf] SC13 wrapup, please post your own

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Sun Nov 24 11:39:32 PST 2013

On 24 Nov 2013, at 01:32, Lawrence Stewart <stewart at serissa.com> wrote:

> Water Cooling
> There was a lot of water cooling equipment on the floor.  I liked the Staubli booth for sheer mechanical pron. They make the drip-free connectors.

If you went to HP-CAST as well, and got the tour of NREL's new data centre and Peregrine system,  none of the water cooling on the exhibition floor looked even remotely impressive compared to what HP have done with NREL.  I was blown away by it.

No need to ever break the water connections to perform maintenance.  80kW racks and almost no plant at all.  Really impressive.

In contrast to many, I spent almost the entirety of SC talking to vendors.  This is partly because I had a lot to talk to, but partly I found it incredibly difficult to find out what tech programme things were on.  The screens up around the place didn't have any details at all, the mobile app was absolutely useless, and worse needed wireless access to work (which was pretty hopeless on the exhibition floor).  Quite irritating.

Still, it was a useful conference nevertheless, especially some of the mini vendor conferences leading up to it; HP-CAST and the Intel round table were both particularly useful.


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