I recently attended SC23, one of the largest conferences in HPC. It was my first time attending such a large conference in person and I was amazed at the variety of topics, including ones I had never heard of before!
I really enjoyed listening to some of the talks on healthcare, privacy, and machine learning as well as speaking with some of the presenters. Going through the exhibit hall was also an interesting experience as I had the chance to talk at a more relaxed pace. While I spent most of my time at booths for research institutes, I also had the chance to see how some companies are developing research ideas in to commercial products.
Overall, I had a great time attending the conference. I hope other students get the chance to go to similar conferences and broaden their knowledge on research topics in HPC.