"Conferences are a great way to keep up with industry trends and
new products. The annual Supercomputing Conference (SC), organized
by the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) SIGARCH, brings together government, industry, and
university researchers and technologists, and hardware and software
vendors involved in high performance computing, networking, and
storage. SC2004 was held November 6-12 at the David L. Lawrence
Convention Center, which sits in downtown Pittsburgh at the
confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and the Ohio rivers. This
year's conference, the theme of which was 'Bridging Communities,'
demonstrated just how far cluster computing and Linux have come in
a very short time..."