On behalf of the CUG Program Committee...
Welcome to the 47th Cray User Group meeting, CUG 2005Petroglyphs to Petaflops. This is truly a unique opportunity for you to exchange problem-solving information and enjoy professional interactions with your fellow Cray Inc. high performance computing system users.
The CUG Program Committee has assembled a diverse and impressive array of detail-packed presentations in General and Parallel Technical Sessions, Tutorials, and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. Further more, Cray Inc. has committed to having many technical experts on-hand throughout the entire program.
- General Sessions will provide you with the latest corporate and technical information from Cray Inc. executives, as well as general interest technical presentations.
- Parallel Technical Sessions will give you the opportunity to focus on the specific knowledge domains of the SIG's. The presentations in the technical sessions have been reviewed and selected for you by the SIG Chairpersons.
- Tutorials are a great opportunity for you to update your technical skills with the help of selected technical experts from Cray Inc. and/or other CUG sites.
- Interactive Sessions include discussion of the technical areas for each Cray platform (X1, XT3, and XD1). These meetings are where we work together to maintain and improve our CUG technical program.
- Sandia National Laboratories Tour
In addition to these prepared presentations and workshops, there are many opportunities for informal discussions.
- Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions, the most dynamic aspect of a CUG conference, are scheduled as needed. You are welcome to organize a BoF session. Notices of BoF sessions will be posted on the Message Board.
- The CUG Night Out, the Cray Reception, and luncheons are among the many occasions you will have to exchange information with your colleagues from other CUG sites and to engage the insight and expertise of representatives from Cray Inc.
Two excellent Keynote Speakers are part of this year’s program:
Bill CampDirector of Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics at Sandia National Laboratories. Bill received his B.E.E. from Manhattan College in 1966 and joined Sandia in 1970 after completing a Ph.D. in mathematical and computational physics at Cornell University. From its inception in 1987, Bill headed Sandia’s work on massively parallel processing and founded the Massively Parallel Computing Research Laboratory in 1992. He was the first leader of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) at Sandia. In the mid nineties, Bill spent two years at Cray Research where he headed Applications Technologies and served on the design team for the T3E and follow-on scalable vector computers. Bill’s recent efforts have been in developing scalable computer clusters as virtual supercomputers and in bio-computing initiatives. Most recently, he and Jim Tomkins have designed a modern MPP architecture, Red Storm. Bill is leading the Red Storm development partnership with Cray, Inc.
Doug BallChief Engineer of the Enabling Technology and Research unit within the Airplane Performance and Propulsion organization of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this position he is responsible for all technology development in aerodynamics, propulsion and acoustics in support of the company’s commercial airplane product lines.
Doug received his BS degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1974 and his MS degree 1975. Upon graduation he joined the General Dynamics Corporation working aerodynamic performance issues for the then-new F-16 fighter program. He joined The Boeing Company in 1977 where he has held many assignments within the aerodynamics configuration area, including CFD methods development, high lift design, nacelle design and integration, and wing design. These activities supported the 707, 737, 747, 757, 767 and 787 airplanes. During his twelve years in management, his assignments have involved the High Speed Civil Transport program, the 747X program, as well as configuration design and CFD methods development. He began his current assignment in July of 2000.
Doug serves in an advisory capacity to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Research Council, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo, and The Ohio State University. He has co-authored six papers on airplane configuration design.
In his spare time Doug enjoys his lifelong passion for golf, designing improvements for professional race cars, and enjoying music and travel.
CUG 2005 promises to be a rewarding, educational, and entertaining conference.
I look forward to meeting you at the May conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
David J. Gigrich
CUG Vice-President and Program Chair
The Boeing Company
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