Well, it’s been a busy time lately. In the last month and a half I’ve spent 3 days at the DellXL consortium, a week in Vegas enjoying the SEMA conference, three days down at Los Alamos National Labs, and then a week in Salt Lake City at the Supercomputing 2012 conference. I’ve been gone more than I’ve been home. Thankfully I got home in time for Thanksgiving.

In that time I’ve given 2 talks about FNMOC to various HPC groups. One at DellXL and one at Supercomputing. I enjoy talking about FNMOC because not many people know what we do. Sure, we do weather modeling for the Navy. We also do SAR, Search And Rescue models, submarine weather, flight and ship routing for fuel and safety, etc etc. A lot of pointy end of the stick  stuff.

What was fun was that Megan went to Supercomputing with me. This is her second SC conference. I told her she had to dress conservatively, so she did, with blue hair (it’s a wig). She got a lot of comments about it. A lot of folks thought it was pretty cool. In the picture she’s sporting BSD horns that someone at the conference gave her.