Got back Thursday night. It was any interesting experience -- my first industry conference. I was in the Dell booth and my company was announcing appliance using Dell servers and Dell decided to host us in their booth. Three days of standing, doing booth duty, is very tiring. I did get some time to walk around though.
Water cooling had a huge presence. CPUs, GPUs, blades, frames, cabinates -- you name it, there was a water cooling solution for it on display.
IBM had a very intersting "history of super computing" display. They went from vacuum tubes to their current supercomputer blades.
On the other end of the spectrum, there was a lego based Turing machine. I didn't get to see it run as I had to get back to my job, but it was quite impressive just to look at.
One of the most eye catching things at the show was the LED cubes. Several vendors had them out, in varying sizes. In most cases, they were actually being used as visualization devices. This particular one was being used to show a job scheduler algorithm at work.
Arm is on its way. This was an ARM board connected to a GPU. It was only a 32bit ARM processor though. ARM64 wasn't at the show, or at least I couldn't find it if it was.
Some other random shots from around the show. The blurry ones and the ones with flares on the lighting are due to a smudged lens on my phone that I forgot to wipe off...
The weather was wonderful, sunny and around 60F, until Thursday. A storm moved through just after midnight Thursday morning. Woke up to snow and about 25F. Snowed all day and it was about 15F when I got to the airport about 4PM.