SC16 Wrap Up

November 22, 2016

SC16 in Salt Lake City (www. was a success for Data Vortex Technologies. At the company’s SC Headquarters, situated three blocks east of the Salt Palace Convention Center where the conference was held, the team hosted closed-door meetings with representatives, researchers, and leaders from current and potential customers and partners. On the first day of the conference, Data Vortex made headlines receiving this year’s first HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award, which was accepted by Inventor and Chairman Dr. Coke S. Reed and President Carolyn Devany.


President Carolyn Devany, Outreach Coordinator Reed Devany, HPC Systems Manager John Lockman (top) and Senior Software Engineer Jay Rockstroh (bottom) at Data Vortex SC Headquarters on Galivan Plaza.

Data Vortex held its annual SC Party at Gallivan Hall, Salt Lake’s most popular event venue. Promising “Computers & Cool Jazz, Wine Bar & Great Brews, Hot Cocoa Buffet & All the Chocolate You Can Eat!”, no guest was disappointed as we wrapped up the conference with style. President Carolyn Devany gave the welcoming address (www., calling upon the diversity and inclusiveness of the industry. She was followed by talks given by Drs. Thomas Sterling (Indiana University’s Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies) and Adolfy Hoisie (PNNL’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation), both proud owners of their own Data Vortex systems. Attendees were presented with reasoning for purchasing a Data Vortex computer and the areas in which systems excelled.

Data Vortex Inventor and Chairman Dr. Coke Reed with PNNL’s Dr. Adolfy Hoisie.

In addition to representatives from current Data Vortex customers here in the United States, such as Indiana University’s Dr. Thomas Sterling (pictured above), many guests were international, hailing from businesses and research centers based in such countries as Canada, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany.