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News about site issues lives here. Contests, updates, poll results, and you name it show up in this category. We'll also keep you informed about our public appearances so you can camp out the night before to be the first in line.

And His Name is Walt

The votes are in. The masses have spoken. Our mascots name is now Walt. We are sending cluster monkey hats and Beowulf Underground T-shirts to all those who suggested names.

Any similarity between the Walt Cluster Monkey mascot and any person associated with cluster computing is purely accidental.

This means we have a new poll! Check it out.

Read more: And His Name is Walt

End of Year Site Upgrade

As we slow down and slide into the holiday season, Cluster Monkey will be undergoing some periodic maintenance. The most significant of which has been the full conversion to Joomla. Joomla is a fork of the Mambo project. The short story is Cluster Monkey used Mambo, it now uses Joomla, there might be a few things that look funny for a few days, don't panic.

Monkeys in Seattle

Here is a run down of the Monkey Activities taking place next Week at SC05

  • Cluster Monkey will be sharing the Linux Magazine booth (1815) this year. Please stop buy say and hello. Be sure to pick up and get a complementary copy of the Linux Magazine HPC issue.
  • Jeff Layton and I will be posting a daily show review blog next week. We will let you know what we see and hear as we travel the show floor.
  • The first annual Monkey Mingle will be held Monday night (November 14) at the Sheraton Seattle. We will meet in the The Gallery Lounge on the main floor at 9PM after the opening Gala. The Sheraton is one block from the Convention Center. Unfortunately we do not have money in budget for free beer this year, so any vendors that want to buy us a round (or two) will get a special mention in our daily show review. (A LECCIBG may be held later in the week)
  • We will be unveiling the new limited edition Cluster Monkey Hat. As an incentive, to attend the Monkey Mingle, the first 25 people who come to the Sheraton Gallery Lounge will receive a free hat. Hat prototype is pictured here. A limited amount of hats will also be available during the show.
  • Don't miss the BOF Why MPI Makes you Scream! And How Can We Improve Parallel Debugging? by Distinguished Monkey Jeff Squyres on Thursday November 17th.
  • There will also be an un-official Cluster Agenda BOF Thursday (November 17) morning from 8-9 AM in the in the Convention Center Starbucks (4th floor). Cluster Monkey will be buying the coffee.

Mascot Contest Stakes Get Higher

I am sure those of you who have been losing sleep over the fact that our mascot has no name will be happy to know we have moved on to the second and final round. (See the poll to the right) Not only did we have over 150 votes in out first round, we did receive three other name suggestions. (click read more to see the additional names and prizes)

Read more: Mascot Contest Stakes Get Higher

Name the Monkey, Win a T-Shirt (sort-of)

Now that the site is on its way, we have an important order of business to complete. Our official mascot has no name. I thought that it would be best to let the community pick the name as I'm not very good at these kinds of things. To get started, I have a survey with five names. I'll include the top name from this survey with any new suggestions contributed from the community. Send me (email form) your suggestion and vote for your favorite. The winner will receive an old, but never worn, Beowulf Underground T-shirt (the gray model -- a real collectors item). Cluster Monkey T-shirts are on the To-Do list.

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