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Thank you to our participating Sponsors! We look forward to seeing you in Lugano. Opportunities for CUG 2015 in Chicago will be extended in January 2015. 

Online Payment for Sponsors

Sponsors can securely pay for their CUG sponsorship here, with direct access to PayPal. Just select the appropriate Sponsorship Level from the Options, and make sure that you provide your Company Name and Point of Contact Information. Then Add to Cart, which will take you to a secure PayPal site for completing the transaction. No PayPal account necessary. 

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Sponsor Company
Sponsor POC (First Name, Last)


Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Monday, February 24, 2014

The Cray User Group depends on the gracious financial support of our sponsors. Eligible sponsors are sought from the hardware, software and service industries that complement Cray computing sites worldwide. Eligible sponsors are identified by Cray, Inc. through their Strategic Alliance and Partner Programs. Our objective is to provide a complimentary mechanism to the CUG Conference Technical Program that provides participating companies a viable opportunity to talk with the Cray User community about their products and services, and learn from the attendees about the features and capabilities that they need.

The following information is furnished for CUG 2014 Sponsor use. 

Exhibit Details and Hours

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Conference is entirely self-contained within the Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano. The Exhibit area within the Palazzo dei Congressi is adjacent to the meeting rooms in the area that will be used to host break and lunch service. Each exhibitor will receive a bar-top table and two chairs, and can place a pop-up style banner behind this area if they wish.

Please plan to set up any exhibit materials on Sunday, May 4, 2014. There will be Local Arrangements Committee staff on-hand to deliver your pre-shipped materials, and answer your questions from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

CUG provides an on-site Whisper Suite for confidential client/customer discussions. Beginning Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 9:00am, please sign up for a time slot in the CUG office for this suite. There is also an adjacent open outdoor meeting area for casual conversations.  We will provide secure storage in the CUG office for storing materials each night, and will provide support for mailing exhibitor materials back to the owner after the conference.  

In general, there is a limited benefit to maintaining a presence at the exhibit areas except during the break and lunch periods each day, and perhaps in the period immediately before the day's sessions begin, and in the period prior to when the afternoon session begins.  If you intend to actively manage your exhibit, please reference the Technical Program for the break times on each day. Active conference days are Monday, May 5, 2014 - Thursday, May 8,2014. You may tear down the exhibit material after the afternoon break on Thursday.

Your Logo Here: We need your Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) Logo

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Monday, February 24, 2014


We will publish your logo in several applications, including online content, the printed program, and the Proceedings. In order for us to do this, we need you to supply your Company's official logo in a scalable vector graphic (SVG) format. You are probably familiar with this as a file with a .eps, .svg, or .ai suffix. In addition to this, we need the alternative text equivalent, and your organization's terms of use policy. If you have an alternative equivalent for mobile use, please send that as well. These items should be emailed to the CUG Treasurer at your earliest opportunity.

CUG 2014 Sponsors: Who, What, Where, and When

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Monday, February 24, 2014

Our Sponsors

Sponsor opportunities opened in January 2014. The list for 2014 is provided here as reference. Sponsor opportunities for May 2014 are closed. Sponsors who would like to discuss opportunities for 2015 may contact the CUG Treasurer at your convenience.


Diamond Sponsor - Cray, Inc. Sponsor of the Cray Social
Platinum Sponsor - Intel Corporation. Sponsor of the CUG Night Out
Special Event Sponsor - Data Direct Neworks. Sponsor of a Special Event, a Dinner Cruise on Lake Ceresio
Gold Sponsor - Altair Engineering
Gold Sponsor - Xyratex
Gold Sponsor - NVIDIA and PGI 
Silver Sponsor - SchedMD
Silver Sponsor - SpectraLogic
Silver Sponsor - Allinea
Silver Sponsor - Adaptive Computing
Silver Sponsor - RogueWave
Silver Sponsor - Bright Computing

* Sponsors are listed in order of sponsorship level and commitment date

Conference Registration

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Every person attending CUG must be registered. Your participation as a Sponsor provides some number of complimentary registrations that you may use at your own discretion. You will receive these registrations from the CUG Treasurer as a series of one or more Sponsor Codes that are entered as part of your event registration. Any registrations for Company participation beyond the number of complimentary registrations is permitted. In addition, we protect the conference registration rate for these extra participants so that it is always locked in at the Early Bird rate. Your registration includes access to all social events.  Sponsors are also welcome to bring a Guest for the CUG Night Out social event. Please note that there is a separate nominal registration fee of $50 USD for those Guests. That fee increases to $75 after April 11, 2014. This fee helps to offset our costs for the event.

Hotel Registration

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Monday, February 24, 2014

CUG has contracts with a number of hotels in the downtown Lugano area to accomodate our attendees and sponsors.  Please find a list of these on the Local Arrangements page. CUG has negotiated special rates at these facilities that includes breakfast and other benefits not afforded to regular reservations. Please do not make reservations outside of the hotel block as this negatively affects our ability to meet a contractual minimum number of room nights. 

Timely Shipment of Materials, and Secure Storage Until You Arrive

Lugano, Switzerland — last updated Wednesday, April 02, 2014

To avoid hand-carrying exhibit and promotional materials, most sponsors ship these items in advance to the Conference site. CUG 2014 will provide a secure location to store your materials, and will deliver them to the Conference venue on Saturday, prior to the conference. Sponsors can pick up their materials during normal on-site office hours at any time on or after this date. Items that are to be placed in to the Conference Attendee Gift Bag should be clearly marked, and we will insert those items for you. Items for the Conference Attendee bag should arrive before April 29, 2014 to ensure that they are placed in the bags. Please allow for 200 pieces (minimum) for bag items. CSCS routinely works with FedEx and DHL. We suggest that you use one of these two shipping companies.

Your other material, which may include brochures, exhibit material, or other marketing or promotional items should be packed separately so that we can "stuff" bags in advance. Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that materials arrive before April 29, 2014.  We cannot guarantee that anything received after this date will make it in to the bags.

We suggest that you use either FedEx or DHL, and make sure that there is adequate time for the material to clear customs. The secure address for shipping your items is:

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Attention: Ladina Gilly
Via Trevano 131
CH-6900 Lugano

Phone +41 91 610 82 11

CUG will help Exhibitors ship materials back. This is limited to exhibit materials, and will not include any residual marketing material. Exhibitors must provide pre-paid shipping information, and the CUG Local Arrangements Committee will make arrangements to deliver these materials to a shipping location for you. Please make sure that all the requisite packing materials and shipping labels/forms are available to the on-site company representative so that these items can be returned safely.

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