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With the acquisition of Cray by HPE, CUG is happy to welcome HPE Apollo customers join the organization and participate in the upcoming CUG 2020 conference.

Dear Colleagues,

As I mentioned in my previous message on 10 March, the dynamic situation related to COVID-19 has forced the postponement, but not cancellation, of the May 3-7 2020 CUG Conference.

The CUG Board of Directors (BoD) has been working closely with the conference venue and I am now happy to report that we have managed to reach an agreement to allow the conference to proceed in late October 2020 at the Grand Millennium Auckland.   The specific dates are 25-29 October and the conference will proceed as originally planned, with a full programme.  Authors and presenters will be contacted in due course, in the usual manner, and the various deadlines will be adjusted accordingly, so keep an eye out for these announcements.

The overview schedule for the conference will be as follows:

October 25, 2020 – Special Interest Groups, including Xtreme
October 26, 2020 – Tutorials
October 27 – 29, 2020 – Full Technical Program

We will continue to monitor the global situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, but our hope is that by the October timeframe the situation will have drastically de-escalated and that international travel will again be possible.  If the situation does not abate then we will have no choice but to cancel this year’s conference.  We will keep you updated as the situation develops but for now we will adjust our planning around the above dates and I encourage you all to do the same.

Please see the cug.org website for hotel booking deadlines, refund policies etc.

In the meantime, I wish you all the very best during these challenging times and I hope to see you all at CUG2020 in Auckland in October.

Yours sincerely,

Colin McMurtrie
CUG President

CUG 2020 “Sailing into the Future of HPC” October 25 – 29

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), invites you to join us for CUG 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand, from October 25th – 29th, 2020.

As showcased in the 2018 America’s Cup yacht race, hydrofoil design has revolutionised high performance boat design.  Yachts are now achieving speeds never thought achievable, as technology pushes the sport into a future of seemingly limitless possibility.  The comparison between HPC and sailing is timely, as Auckland is set to host the 2021 America’s Cup.

CUG 2019 “Memory Bound, Je me souviens” May 5 – 9th

Shared Services Canada, Integrated HPC Management Directorate, invites you to join us for CUG 2019 in Montreal, Canada from 5 May to 9 May 2019.

“Memory Bound, Je me souviens” is the theme of CUG 2019, a play on words that embodies issues often faced with HPC workloads and combines it with the beautiful poetic and patriotic motto of the Province of Quebec, Canada.

CUG 2018 Visionary Computing May 20 – May 24th

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites you to join us for CUG 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden from 20-24 May 2018.

“Visionary Computing” is the theme of CUG 2018. The many challenges in our field need visionary approaches to push our boundaries and our infrastructure enables visionary research. Sweden and the Stockholm region is the home of great and visionary minds such as Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius and Ander Jonas Ångström, to name a few…

Mark your calendars

Cray User Group 25 – 29 October, 2020 – Auckland, New Zealand

The Cray User Group conference will be in Auckland, New Zealand, from 25-29 October, 2020. The XTreme SIG (NDA, Invitation Only) meets on Sunday, October 25. Sunday evening, there is a Welcome Reception for all attendees and guests. Tutorials and BoFs will be scheduled for Monday, October 26, with the Technical Sessions scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday October 29.

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