BeeGFS at SC 2017

From November 13th to 16th, the whole world will be looking at the SC Conference & Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, to get an idea of what the future of computing will look like.

We and our partners have once again prepared a lot of interesting solutions to help you solve your I/O problems by unleashing the full potential of BeeGFS – and of course there are several BeeGFS events and goodies waiting for you at the show…

(If you can’t make it to SC17 but need a lightning fast, flexible and easy to use turn-key storage solution, you might want to check out our BeeGFS partners website.)

BeeGFS Events

At booth 2143, you will find the BeeGFS team, including Sven Breuner (CEO of ThinkParQ) and Christian Mohrbacher (BeeGFS Development Lead). Also you can get here the latest and greates news about Fraunhofer ITWM, Grau Data and Alces Flight.

BeeGFS Special Events

To get your daily dosage of BeeGFS at SC17, we have special events every day of the exhibition for you:

  • Tiki Bar & Beer Party: On Tuesday at 3pm  is our traditional BeeGFS & Fraunhofer Beer Party at our booth 2143. If you don’t like beer, no problem: We also have a Tiki Bar with nonalcoholic smoothies for you.
  • Ice Cream Party: On Wednesday at 3pm our Gold Partner Penguin Computing will host a BeeGFS Ice Cream Party with a presentation and raffle at booth 1801. If you want to get some cold delicacies while discussing Penguin’s even cooler BeeGFS solutions you have to stop by at their booth.
  • BoF Session: On Thursday at 12:15pm will be our first BeeGFS Birds of a Feather session in room 507. Don’t pass up this opportunity if you want to be a part of the BeeGFS community! See here for the agenda of the BoF.


BeeGFS Presentations & Demos

To keep you up to date we have arranged with our partners several presentations and BeeGFS demos for you.

  • At booth 1069, you will find our Partner QCT, where Sales Director Marco Merkel will give a talk about BeeGFS on Tuesday at 12:30pm  and Wednesday at 5:30pm
  • At our Partner Mellanox, booth 653, ThinkParQ CEO Sven Breuner will talk about “BeeGFS – Enterprise storage at warp speed” Wednesday at 2:30pm
  • On Wednesday at 3pm, ThinkParQ CEO Sven Breuner will be at the Penguin Computing booth 1801 and talk about “BeeGFS – Lightning fast software defined parallel storage”  
  • At booth 425, you will find our Partner Huawei,  where Sales Director Marco Merkel will give a talk on Wednesday at 4:00pm
  • And if you want to see BeeGFS in action, you have to go to booth 2013, where you can find our Partner Ace Computers, who has a nice BeeGFS demo runnnig.


BeeGFS Raffles, Goodies & a Challenge

There is no SC without BeeGFS raffles & goodies. So of course our partners and we have prepared once again some great events for you.

  • Our Platinum Partner Megware at booth 1231 is giving away some very cool BeeGFS T-shirts, if you don’t know what to wear at our booth party on Tuesday.
  • At booth 1517, you will find our Gold Partner NEC, who will sponsor a BeeGFS Beecopter (remote-controlled quadcopter). Therefore  keep your business cards ready to drop them in the raffle box!
  • Alces Flight is with us at our booth 2143 and has prepared  a “BeeGFS Cloud Challenge”. So just stop by and be the fastest cloud manager not only to see how easy it is to run HPC in the clooud  but also to win some nice goodies.
  • Penguin Computing also provides a BeeGFS Beecopter (remote-controlled quadcopter) for a raffle. So if you want to use this opportunity, be present for the drawing at their Party on Wednesday.
  • The QCT raffle drawing will be at their booth 1069 after the BeeGFS presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Don’t miss out the double chance to win!
  • And of course we will have our own raffles together with Fraunhofer ITWM during our Party on Tuesday.