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CUG 2006

Invitation and Theme

Petroglyphs to Petaflops

CUG 2005

Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 16-19, 2005 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North

 Dear Friends,

The Cray User Group invites you to its annual technical conference, CUG 2005, in Albuquerque, NM, USA, May 16-19, 2005.  Sandia National Laboratories is pleased to be the host of this technically packed program.  In particular, our Center for Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics and its new Cray Red Storm supercomputing facility, welcome you to an exciting program. 

Our theme for the conference is Petroglyphs to PetaflopsPetroglyphs represent an early effort in communication through laborious etchings on rocks.  The articulation, imagery, and symbolism are outstanding representations of knowledge and attempts to communicate.  Hindered by inadequate means, as we are today in solving difficult problems in physical and biological sciences, the petroglyphs represent the beginning of a journey.  We will soon achieve a major milestone on this journey when our computing capability climbs to the petaflops scale.

While in Albuquerque, you will be in the Land of Enchantment, our state’s motto.  Here are some of the local favorite attractions.

We encourage you to register early for a lower fee and guaranteed government rate for your hotel room.  But more importantly, early registration is a must for a guided tour of Red Storm, subject to security approval.  [Non-US citizens need to contact us 3 months in advance for the Red Storm tour. Go to the Local Arrangements page for details about this special opportunity.]

 We welcome you to Albuquerque!


Neil D. Pundit, Ph.D.
CUG 2005 Local Arrangements Chair
Department Manager
Scalable Computing Systems
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM  87185-1110