Ligon/Eadline Cigar and Cognac Invitational Beowulf Gathering


What is LECCIBG?

It is a fine tradition started by Walt Ligon and Doug Eadline at the Extreme Linux Developers Forum in February 2000. Eric Roman and Vasily Lewis were also there. We have a cigar, a glass of cognac, and plot world domination through Beowulf technology. Well, we also talk about other stuff too.

LECCIBG 2008: When and Where?

Basically I have given up trying to organize a LECCIBG. At SC03 in Phoenix I organized an event, and went to the wrong place (next door actually), then in 2006 in Tampa, the cigar capital of the US, I picked a place that was closed. Let's not talk about the time I forgot my cigars.

Therefore, I have turned over the organization to Xand Marketing. This year (2008) the LECCIBG has been combined with the Beowulf Bash. The Beowulf Bash Version 2.0 will be held Monday November 17, 9-11:30pm at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

As the LECCIBG rules were designed for future upgrades and flexibility, we can seamlessly integrate it onto any place, time, or alternate universe.


Previous LECCIBGs have been held at:

  • SC07 (Reno)
  • SCO6 (Tampa) -- sort of
  • SC05 (Seattle)
  • SC2004 (Pittsburgh)
  • IEEE Cluster 2004 (San Jose)
  • SC2003 (Phoenix)
  • Extreme Linux Developers Forum in February 2000 (Santa Fe)
  • Atlanta Linux Showcase October 2000
  • SC2000 (Dallas)
  • Extreme Linux Developers Forum in February 2001 (Santa Fe)

Who can attend?

Anyone who wants.

Then why is it "Invitational"?

Because you can only come if you are invited. You are invited. Everyone is invited.


What if I do not like Cigars?

Drink cognac.

What if I do not like Cognac?

Smoke a cigar.

What if I do not like Cognac or Cigars?

There is always beer for the less sophisticated.

Is it free?

Are you kidding?

Do you have rules?

Rules of a LECCIBG

  1. A LECCIBG can be held at any time. At most one person is required unless you plan a null-LECCIBG in which you are the only invited person, but do not show up. This is not to be confused with and non-LECCIBG in rule 3.
  2. Anyone can hold a LECCIBG - we're open source. Doug and Walt do not need to be present. However, their name should be chanted at least once during the LECCIBG.
  3. At most major HPC/Beowulf/Linux Events there may be a LECCIBG. This event may be announced on Cluster Monkey.
  4. There is no protocol except that at least one cigar should be smoked and one glass of cognac should be consumed. Otherwise the event is a non-LECCIBG which is not to be confused with a null-LECCIBG in Rule 1. Beer or any other beverage of choice may be substituted for Cognac.
  5. Discussion should be limited to world domination through Beowulf clusters and any other topic that seems important.

Who are those people smoking cigars?

Walt and Doug. We are not sure who the other person is.

Other Questions

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