Banff, October 2009

Canada was great – here’s a couple of pictures from the Summit photo contest:



Went to Summit 09 to give an invited talk in the Workshop “HPC and Grid Computing in the Cloud” (OGF27).

My talk was about what I see as an opportunity to dramatically simplify and improve the infrastructure of scientific computation and collaboration.

I stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel – which I liked – a lot: I prefer huge hotels with a large lobby, large breakfast area, a bar for a nightcap etc. And this one was old, solid, with a stunning view on mountains and river, a full-size swimming pool in the basement with exit to outdoor swimming in, yes, hot springs.

Here’s the best my old Motorola Razr could make of the view to the hotel and the from my room:



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