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Press

New York Times [Front page]: Hey, Gang, Let's Make Our Own Supercomputer

C|Net: Reprint of nytimes.com article

San Jose Business Journal: Supercomputer flashmob planned for SF

Slashdot: Discussion

NPR: Radio Interview Archive

UK PC Pro: Flash mob to create super computer

USF News: Supercomputing in a Flash

Press release

To set up a briefing or to obtain media credential for the FlashMob I event, contact Gary McDonald at 415-422-2699.


FlashMob Directions

FlashMob I will be held at the University of San Francisco's Koret Gym; corner of Turk and Parker in San Francisco.

Warning: We STRONGLY recommend that you take public transportation to FlashMob I--we have free, but extremely limited parking on the lower level of the parking structure at the corner of Parker and Turk (entrance on Turk). It is very hard to find street parking close to the campus.

Warning: Visitors often confuse the many universities in San Francisco. We are USF (University of San Francisco). USF is not UCSF (University of CA at SF) on the hill on the South side of Golden Gate park and USF is not SFSU (SF State University) near Stonestown Mall.

Computer Dropoff

It may be difficult or impossible to drive up to the main entrance to the Koret Center. So if you are bringing a desktop or several laptops, you can drop your computer(s) off at the corner of Parker and Golden Gate (see the campus map below). We will have staff posted there who will watch your equipment while you park. They will also have carts and they can help you get your computer(s) into the Koret Center.

Public Transportation

USF is accessible by taking any of the following Muni buses: 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 43 Masonic. For bus schedules and more information, please check the San Francisco Municipal Railway Website. See the detailed map of the Muni system.

If you are traveling from the south bay or east bay, you can reach the campus via Cal Train, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), San Mateo Transit, AC Transit, County Connection and Muni. If you are traveling from Marin County, you can get to USF via Golden Gate Transit or the Golden Gate Ferry.

When planning your trip to campus, check out the trip planner. For more information on public transportation in the Bay Area, please check here.

Driving Directions

If you must drive, here are the directions. Note that you can sometimes find parking in Golden Gate park and then walk to USF.

Traveling South From the Golden Gate Bridge/North Bay
After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, stay in the right lane and take the 19th Avenue exit. Turn right on Cabrillo Street and then left onto 14th Avenue. Proceed to Fulton Street and turn left. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Parker Avenue and then left onto Turk Boulevard. The Koret Center entrance is located near the corner of Parker and Turk.

Traveling West From the Bay Bridge/East Bay
After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Head westbound on Harrison Street for 1 block then turn right onto 9th Street. Once on 9th, stay in 2 left lanes and veer onto Hayes Street. Continue on Hayes for 8 blocks to Webster Street. Turn right onto Webster and proceed 2 blocks to Fulton Street. Turn left onto Fulton and continue approximately 1 mile to Parker Avenue (St. Ignatius Church will be on your right.) Turn right onto Parker and continue to Turk Boulevard. Turn left onto Turk Boulevard. The Koret Center entrance is located near the corner of Parker and Turk.

Traveling North from the Peninsula
Take Highway 280 Northbound. Take the 19th Avenue exit. Stay on 19th Avenue for approximately three miles. Turn right onto Fulton Street. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Parker Avenue and continue to Turk Boulevard. Turn left onto Turk Boulevard. The Koret Center entrance is located near the corner of Parker and Turk.

Traveling North From San Jose/South Bay
Take Highway 101 Northbound. Once in San Francisco, take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Head westbound on Harrison Street for 1 block then turn right onto 9th Street. Once on 9th, stay in 2 left lanes and veer onto Hayes Street. Continue on Hayes for 8 blocks to Webster Street. Turn right onto Webster and proceed 2 blocks to Fulton Street. Turn left onto Fulton and continue approximately 1 mile to Parker Avenue (St. Ignatius Church will be on your right.) Turn right onto Parker and continue to Turk Boulevard. Turn left onto Turk Boulevard. The Koret Center entrance is located near the corner of Parker and Turk.



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