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You and your colleagues from CUG sites around the world hold the key to sustaining this conference as a source of information and technical interchange. Please consider presenting at the CUG 2014 conference in Lugano, Switzerland. A year passes very quickly and our speaking requests have grown considerably. Please share your experiences and help us work cooperatively toward solutions to problems encountered in the exciting venue of High Performance Computing. If you are not from an active CUG member site, please read Who May Attend CUG before submitting your abstract.
 
Technical Categories

Technical papers related to any Cray product are invited in the following suggested categories: 

Applications & Programming Environments
Programming Environment
Compilers
Libraries
Tools
3rd Party Applications
User Code Optimization
User Services
Account Administration
Consulting
Documentation
Training
Systems Support
Operations
Environmental Monitoring
Facilities and Site Preparation
Tuning and OS Optimization
System Operations
Architecture
Mass Storage
Networking
User Support
File Systems and I/O
Tuning and Performance
Problem Determination
Application Tuning for Optimal I/O Performance
Comparisons using Different Filesystems on Cray systems
 
Conference Best Paper Award

On May 7, 2014, during the General Session, CUG will recognize the conference's best paper. We will announce nominations from the three finalists and then award the conference's best paper.

Help Us Make CUG 2014 the Best Yet!

Please note: You are required to submit both a paper and slides for your presentation so that they can be published in the CUG Proceedings. Papers presented at CUG conferences and workshops must be original works written for that presentation and may not be works prepared for other conferences or publications. To further assist you with preparation of your paper and slides, please read and follow the Instructions for Authors. You may also review presentations from previous CUG conferences and seek advice from the Special Interest Group Chairs.

CUG Conference Abstract Submission System

You may request an opportunity to present your work at CUG through submission of an abstract. There is a requirement for a long abstract or outline of up to 500 words that can be attached as a PDF. This abstract will form the basis for acceptance to the CUG Conference. There is also a shorter abstract of up to 150 words. This shorter abstract will be included in any printed and online material and will accompany the presentational material and paper in the proceedings. The full (long) abstract will be used by reviewers to evaluate your submission. Completion of the long abstract as part of the submission process is required.

The submission system is available from the opening date for submissions through the last day of each CUG Conference. During that time, the capabilities available to authors will change to reflect existing deadlines. There will be specific windows of time for abstract submissions and paper and presentation upload. Authors can make changes to submissions until the deadline passes for the current stage. CUG uses Linklings as the conference submission system. Authors must establish an account within the submission system that may then be used to manage their submission materials.

Important Dates
 
Activity Deadline
Submissions Open  December 2, 2013
Abstracts Due - Extended  January 20, 2014
Acceptance Notifications  February 10, 2014
Papers and Presentation Slides Due  April 11, 2014
 
Submit an Abstract
For further assistance, please contact David Hancock, Vice-President and Program Chair.

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