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Supercomputing 2011, part2

Ok, a bit rushed continuation of the SC11 post.

The next day (Wednesday) we also spent on the show floor. Not all that much of interesting stuff happened, but here are some more pictures.

SC11 showfloor

SC11 showfloor
NCAR booth with huge display.

SC11 showfloor

SC11 showfloor

SC11 showfloor

SC11 showfloor
This is where Ksusha was waiting for end of my booth duty in the evening. This is at 6th level of the center.

п╫п╬пЁя┌п╦ п я│я▌я┬п╦
BTW, Ksusha really got into nail art these days ;)

After the official part was over we went into a seafood place with a friend.

dinner
Some sort of shrimp salad.

lobster
Salt & Pepper lobster that our friend had.

sturgeon
Sturgeon that Ksusha decided to try.

salmon
And I went all traditional and got this small king salmon piece.

Then we got back to the hotel, btw this is how our hotel suite looked like in Seattle Homewood Suites:

hotel room in homewood suites
living room.

hotel room in homewood suites
Kitchen.

hotel room in homewood suites
Bathroom

hotel room in homewood suites
And the bedroom of course.

This concludes the Wednesday (day 5) in Seattle.

On day six (the last day there) I spend first half of the day in the convention center and then we went to the Space Needle hoping that there would not be too much clouds. But alas, even though there was a bit of sun in the morning, it became clouded in the afternoor and then a rain broke out.

Space needle
On our way to the Needle.

The Space Needle is a symbol of Seattle, it was built for 1962 World's Fair. It is 605 ft (184m) high.

Space needle
Tickets to get up are $18 each.

In Space Needle elevator
On a day like this there was no line, so the elevator was all ours ;)

Inside of Space needle

Inside of Space needle
Inside of the Space Needle observation deck.

The deck itself is located at elevation of 520ft (160m).

And now some views from up top:

Seattle from Space needle

Seattle from Space needle

Seattle from Space needle

Seattle from Space needle

Seattle from Space needle

Seattle from Space needle

And a panoram:

Seattle from Space Needle Pano

Inside of Space needle
A coffee vendor up top.

п я│я▌я┬п╟ п╡ Space Needle

п╞ п╡ Space Needle
Enjoying the views and hotdogs... (but not the rain).

And then it started to get darker:

Seattle from Space needle, evening

Seattle from Space needle, evening

Seattle from Space needle, evening

Seattle from Space needle, evening

Space needle panoram display with controlled time

Space needle panoram display with controlled time
For those rainy days there are interactive displays tht let you see Seattle panorams at any given time on a nice day.

And then it was time to go out as the Space needle was booked for SC attendees special event and they needed an hour to prepare everything (but we had no time for this as we needed to go to the airport soon already).

Seattle center

Space Needle at night

Seattle Center
Around the Space Needle grounds at night.

Space Needle at night
And the last glance at the Space Needle.

Our flight departed at 11:50pm as expected.

Detroit airport
And this is Friday morning in Detroit International Airport on the way home. Just a few days later we passed by this same place on our next journey...

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