The PetaFLOP 2022 in Dallas was a huge success!
We had over 1000 guests. Everyone had a great time.

Planning for PetaFLOP 2023 begins early in 2023. Please get in touch if your company is interested in participating.


a multi-vendor party tuesday night 7:00 to 11:00

House of blues

A range of options after a long day at the conference

The Infini Band

7:30 to 11:00 pm

The headline act for PetaFLOP 2022 is Cherish Love and the Fabulous Infini Band.

Special thanks for our EXAFLOP sponsor, Lenovo, for their exceptionally generous contribution to the party.

Visit lenovo at Booth #1204

Open Mic Night at the Cabaret

7:00 to 11:00 pm

For those of you who love live music, but prefer something a little quieter and more intimate, come to the cabaret for Open Mic Night. If you want to sing a song or jam, let us know in advance and we will try to schedule you in.

sign up to perform

Special thanks to our Premier Sponsors

Quiet Hangout in the Foundation Room

The foundation room is a HUGE space with couches, little hang out niches, and funky spaces. There is also a large outdoor balcony. This is the ideal space to kick back with friends and colleagues after a busy day at the conference. We will keep the music low so you can actually talk and hear each other.

Formal Poker Tournament

7:45 to 11:00

This is a formal poker tournament with professional dealers. It requires a time commitment from 8:00 to 11:00. Please do not sign up if you are not serious about playing.

sign up to Play

“Sit and Go” Casual Play

9:00 to 11:00

After the formal tournament starts, casual players are welcome to sit for an hour or so and play some cards. Come to the poker room (adjacent to the Foundation Room) and give your name to the host.

Sadly, Texas law prohibits us from playing for cash, but we will have prizes for the winners.

Government Employees

We understand that many government employees are discouraged from attending vendor receptions and parties because they run afoul of gift receiving policies. We have planned the PetaFLOP so that you can attend.

  • There is no single vendor inviting you to a private event. The party is sponsored by a group of vendors and it is open to anyone who is attending the SC conference.
  • There is an option to pay admission at the door — BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE REQUIRED BY YOUR EMPLOYER TO PAY YOUR WAY. The optional admission is $10.00.
  • There is a cash bar, and you can pay for your own drinks. Many vendors will be giving out free drink coupons, which have a retail value of about $10.00 each. You can accept these drink coupons or pay for your own drinks according to your employer’s policies.

Hours - Food and Drink

Pre-party Reception

(by invitation)

6:00 to 7:30

How to get a dinner invitation:

  • Visit our premier sponsors on the exhibit floor. Each has a limited number of dinner invitations.
    • Anyone with a dinner invitation can bring along one guest.


Free with conference badge

7:00 to 11:00

How to get drink tickets:

  • The sponsors will be giving out drink tickets for beer, wine, and soft drinks. Each sponsor will have a table space at the party. Hit them up for free drinks or help yourself at the cash bar.

PETAFLOP 2022 Official T-Shirt

T-shirts are available at Starfish and Weka booths.

Shuttle Bus

We will have shuttle buses running from the convention center to House of Blues as the conference comes to an end on Tuesday. The buses will then switch to a loop between House of Blues and the major conference hotels.

Shuttle Bus to House of Blues

15-minute rotating shuttle buses
Continuous shuttle from Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to House of Blues
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pick up location is outside Building C Lower (Street) Level on Cermonial Drive between Griffin and Lamar Streets

Continuous shuttle from House of Blues to major Dallas hotels
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Blvd

Omni Dallas Hotel-555 S Lamar St

The Westin Dallas Downtown-1201 Main St

Fairmont Dallas 1717 North Akard St

Dallas Marriott Downtown-650 N Pearl St
Interested in sponsoring or just want to get in touch?       Contact PetaFLOP