Due to biological conditions and some unofficial surveys where a plurality of your esteemed HPC colleges replied “Nope” when asked about attending SC21 in person, we decided to hold a hybrid Beowulf Bash. Since we have absolutely no experience with how to organize such an event, we reached the obvious conclusion – we’ll just wing it and see what happens.
Here’s the plan: Starting at 9pm EPT2 we will organize an online event over Zoom, and then touch base with a small but cozy gathering of the Beowulf faithful who have found their way to SC21 in St Louis at around 10:15pm EPT (which is 9:15pm in St Louis). We are still working on the St Louis location and the all-important free libations.
The virtual portion of our event will feature three “lightning panels”3 on three popular games topics: