The Beowulf Bash
The Beowulf Bash -- An odd occurrence on planet Earth. Each year people gather at the annual SC Conference and Expo to see what all the fuss is about. The tradition began when a small group of attendees wanted to talk a bit while drinking beer, eating pretzels, and smoking cigars. They fabricated a story about Beowulf cluster computing to convince someone else to buy the beer. It turns out that these Beowulf-type systems were quite good at heating the cold rooms (See: High Performance Heating) being built around the planet. Currently the Beowulf Bash seems to be one of the biggest open events at the show, so the whole beer and pretzel thing kind of worked out.