Next week, arguably one of the biggest SDN events will be held in Denver, Colorado. At this event there will be more live demonstrations of SDN applications and solutions by organizations actually using SDN than there have been at any other event to date. A vibrant community will come together for nearly a week to openly share technology and ideas with one another for the betterment of each organizationscratchthat, mankind. If you have an interest as to where the world of networking is going, then you should pay attention to what is happening at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13). For the last 25 years, the Supercomputing Conference has been the premier event for the High-Performance Computing community, attracting members of research and education networks, universities, national laboratories, and other public and private research institutions. It is at this event, and really this event only, that you can get a preview of what networking may look like in 2, 3, maybe even 10 years down the road.