Things are busy here at EMC Isilon as we’re gearing up for the biggest high performance computing (HPC) conference of the year: Supercomputing ‘11! The conference runs all next week (Nov. 12-18) at the Washington State Convention Center in our hometown of Seattle.
If past years are any indication, SC’11 attendees will arrive hungry for ideas and solutions to help them manage and get value from Big Data in their HPC environments, whether it’s a corporation, a university or any other organization with demanding computing needs.
Over the past year, EMC Isilon has continued to gain momentum as the go-to “no compromise” scale-out NAS solution for organizations with supercomputing requirements. Isilon is ideal for HPC in the collection, storage and transmission of scientific and engineering data for life sciences, energy exploration, product design & manufacturing, media & entertainment, academic & government research and other technical computing environments.
We’ve been helping customers like DigitalGlobe, Columbia University’s Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, PetroChina, and Render Rocket efficiently manage their Big Data and HPC challenges while helping them realize big cost and performance benefits.
If you’d like to learn more about how no compromise scale-out NAS storage can help your organization, drop by Room #613/614 of the convention center on Tuesday, Nov. 15th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. I’ll be giving a talk then about how to maximize the value of data in HPC environments. From 1-2 p.m. that same day Satyajit Nath and Lee Prokowich will be in Isilon meeting room #509 diving deep into OneFS. Or stop by the EMC Isilon booth #2609 any time during the show and say hello. We’ll have a magician at the booth – he’ll make your Big Data disappear and then pull it back out of a hat.
And by all means, don’t miss the opportunity to explore our beautiful city while you’re here. Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, with fresh produce and food from around the world, is a 10-minute walk from the convention center. It’s always cool to visit the Space Needle, which is about a 20-minute walk or a five-minute cab ride. (They’re currently running a Space Race 2012 contest, with the grand prize being a trip to space!) And be sure to check out Pioneer Square, also about 20 minutes away by foot. This is where the coolest restaurants, shops, galleries, and tech companies go to live—including EMC Isilon. We just moved into the neighborhood last month and we’re already loving it.
Hope to see you at the show!