"As we are now officially in the holiday season and
done with SC10, I can only think of one thing. Next year's SC11 in
Seattle. Just kidding. I'm still digesting SC10 and still surprised
we are heading back to Seattle next year. My understanding is that
SC tries to rotate east coast then west coast every other year.
Let's see, SC10-New Orleans, SC09-Portland, SC08-Austin, SC07-Reno,
SC06-Tampa, SC05-Seattle. I see a little bias for the left side of
the Mississippi river. Except for Tampa, the last time it was even
near the east coast and the northeast corridor was SC04 in
Pittsburgh. And, now we loop back to Seattle next year. I'm not
even going to guess who Microsoft will foist on us for the keynote.
"Back to New Orleans. On Monday of SC10, before all the hoopla
began, I managed to have lunch with James Reinders of Intel. James
title is "Director, Evangelist, Intel Software." He also has
written quite a lot about parallel computing and blogs about many
of the major software advances coming out of Intel. Each year I
check in to see what is new and interesting."