Al Gore to keynote SC09: an exclusive interview with SC09 chair Wilf Pinfold

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April 26, 2009, 10:19 pm

SC09, the HPC community’s largest technical conference, trade show, and annual homecoming, has announced that Al Gore (yes, the Nobel Prize winning, Academy Award winning, US Vice President-ing, Albert A. Gore, Jr.) will keynote the conference this fall. And you thought that Michael Dell drew a big crowd last year. I talked with SC09’s General Chair, Dr. Wilfred Pinfold, about the selection of Gore and how he fits into this year’s conference.

‚ÄúWe try to pick speakers every year that will stimulate people‚Äôs thinking in a number of areas,‚Äù explains Pinfold. Previous keynote speakers have included entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Michael Dell, biologist J. Craig Venter, and inventor Ray Kurzweil…