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The National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) are pleased to host CUG 2009. Much has changed since ORNL was the host in Knoxville for CUG 2004. The Cray XT line has really taken off, and parallelism has skyrocketed. Computational scientists and engineers are scrambling to take advantage of our potent new tools.
But why? Why do we invest in these giant systems with many thousands of processors, cables, and disks? Why do we struggle to engineer the increasingly complex software required to harness their power? What do we expect to do with all this hardware, software, and electricity? Our theme for CUG 2009 is an answer to these questions...
Compute the Future
This is what many Cray users do. They design the next great superconductor, aircraft, and fusion-energy plant. They predict the efficiency of a biofuel, the track of an approaching hurricane, and the weather patterns that our grandchildren will encounter. They compute to know now, because they should not or must not wait.
Please join us at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta for CUG 2009. This beautiful hotel and conference facility are in the world-famous CNN Center, overlooking Centennial Olympic Park, and within walking distance of a myriad of restaurants and attractions. We hope the convenience and excitement of Atlanta, the skills and attention of Cray experts, and the shared wisdom of your CUG colleagues will convince you.
Compute the future with us at CUG 2009!
|James B. White III (Trey)
Local Arrangements Chair
Local Arrangements Coordinator