MoabCon 2014: You Should Have Been There

Jason Bucholtz of DigitalGlobe

Jason Bucholtz of DigitalGlobe presenting a spectacular keynote

Hopefully, you were one of the many people who attended MoabCon this year in beautiful Park City, Utah. If you weren’t, there’s really only one thing I can say,

You really missed out.

Really, you did.

It was a wonderful few days filled with inspiring stories, new innovations, exciting futures, good friends and, of course, parties. We all had lots of fun, enjoyed one another’s company and learned many new things. As a community, we are really doing some exciting things, solving some unimaginable problems and gaining insight into how things work.

During the conference, we learned about the use of HPC and Moab in fields as diverse as satellite imagery processing and agriculture. Another live demo of Moab Task Manager was given showing the completing of 500,000 small tasks on 20 nodes in around 45 seconds. Several sessions were dedicated to outlining the exciting performance improvements that will be coming in the next releases of Moab and TORQUE. Also, the food was good and plentiful.

There was learning. There was bowling. There was music. There was partying. There are even some fanciful tales of a spectacular early-morning karaoke rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Even the falling snow added to the ambiance. In short, fun was had by all.

So, if you didn’t manage to make it, we all missed you. You should have been there. Check out the gallery below to get a feel for some of the things that happened.

Thank you everyone for a great conference and great memories. We’ll see you all next year!

Matt, thank you, so are we.


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