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Following The Leaders

Back from SC08. Recovery from the HPC discovery is in order.

The annual supercomputing (SC) show is always the week before the US Thanksgiving holiday. This schedule is a “Good Thing” as I always need a slow week at home to digest all the new and exciting news. I want to go on record stating “taking it easy week” has nothing to do with the late night activities that seem to be occurring in Austin last week. As matter of fact, for us writer types, it takes some time to wade though all the announcements and press releases that emerge during the show. I often wonder if maybe the biggest breakthrough is often lost in the deluge of announcements that rain down during the show. Correspondingly, there seems to be a drought in the months leading up to the show as companies withhold news in anticipation of SC.

While I am talking about press releases, I find many of…

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