In his welcome address Dr. Knut Nevermann, Saxon Minister of Science and Fine Arts again stressed the importance of Dresden as the Silicon Valley of Saxony. He also expressed being proud of hosting the second largest event in Supercomputing in Saxony and in Dresden in particular.
After the announcement of this year's SC awards by Microsoft's Kyril Faenov Dr. Burton J. Smith, Technical Fellow for Microsoft Corporation, took the stage and delivered his keynote 'Reinventing Computing'. Very interesting insights. Hope we will post the slides sometime soon. First and last slide below.
Very good and academic keynote! But no announcements at the event.