[Mpi-forum] 2011 meetings

Barrett, Brian W bwbarre at sandia.gov
Thu Jul 8 09:14:26 CDT 2010

On Jul 8, 2010, at 8:01 AM, Torsten Hoefler wrote:

>> If people are really against Atlanta - and I have only heard a small
>> number of people that are against it and know that there are several
>> in favor of it - we will just have Jan meeting in CA.  Last year most
>> people preferred Atlanta to going to CA 3 times in a row.  
> I disagree to this. It's just a financial and balance question. It is a
> stretch to go to CA for some of us who need to stay in tight budgets.
> We should also take into account that the NSF funding will probably run
> out this year.
>> At this stage I will keep that meeting in Atlanta, unless more people
>> speak up.
> I think it is unreasonable to expect that a majority of the Forum will
> speak up via email (or even read this thread :-). It would be reasonable
> to do statistical sampling. I heard 4 people against Atlanta and 0 in
> favor so far. Speak up!

Atlanta's expensive for us, and I can't say that I loved the facility.  I'd have a preference for not doing ATL again unless we could arrange good facilities.  California and Chicago seem to have worked for us pretty well.


  Brian W. Barrett
  Dept. 1423: Scalable System Software
  Sandia National Laboratories

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