CUG 2013 – local Arrangements

Guests may make reservations by contacting the Marriott Reservations at +1 (707) 253-8600 or online. Click Here to use the online reservation form.

Interest in attending the conference has been higher than anticipated.  As a result of this, we have exhausted our room block and the extension to the block the hotel granted us.  Unfortunately, w are nolonger able to offer the conference rate for any of the conference nights.  Due to other events in the area, hotel space is nearing capacity.  There may still be a few rooms available at the Marriott, but at their normal room rates.  When trying to make reservations, consider other available discounts such as AAA.   We apologize for this inconvienence.

Cray employees should not make individual reservations but instead contact Linda Yetzer @ Cray for reservation assistance.


Conference Office and Registration

Badges and registration materials will be available:

Sunday  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the conference area lobby
Monday  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the conference office
Tuesday  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the conference office
Wednesday  8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the conference office
Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the conference office

All attendees must wear badges during CUG Conference activities.


On-Site Facilities

Wired and Wireless Access in Guest Rooms, Wireless in Conference Space.

Guest rooms include both wired and wireless access options.


During the conference, telephone messages will be taken at the on-site CUG Conference Office.

Smoking Policy

There is no smoking allowed at the Conference.

Special Assistance

Any requests for special assistance during the conference should be noted on the “Special Requirements” area of the registration form. You may also contact the Local Arrangements Committee.


Dining Services

The conference registration fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch for the duration of the conference. Breakfast is included in the conference hotel room rate.

Special dietary requirements should be noted on the conference registration form.

Social Events

CUG Welcome Reception

Join your colleages and collaborators on Sunday from 18:00 – 19:00 in the Napa Valley Marriott Lobby for a welcome reception.  A selection from the O’Brien Estate Winery will be served.

Special Event

A special event, sponsored by DataDirect Networks, will be held in the Conceirge (garden) Courtyard at the Napa Marriott Hotel on Monday from 18:00-20:00.  The evening will include the service of hors de oeuvres and a selection of wine from Provenance Vineyards. Relaxing 10 minute massages will also be available.

Cray Networking Event

Cray invites you to join them aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world’s most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.

Guests are requested to assemble in the Napa Valley Marriott lobby on Tuesday between 18:00 and 18:15 to receive your boarding pass and be escorted to the train.  A Boarding Ticket is required to enjoy this memorable event.

Aboard the train you will enjoy appetizers and beverages along with a freshly prepared dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car.  Dinner selections will be made aboard the train.

The train will depart promptly at 18:30 and return to the hotel at 21:30.

CUG Night Out

The CUG 2013 Night Out on Wednesday takes you back in time to dine in the Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love).  A short bus ride takes you through the heart of Napa Valley’s wine industry where you can admire the stunning views of the vineyards and wineries.  As you leave the bus, a short walk takes you back to the 13th century as you enter this authentic castle.  Dinner will be served in the cask room.  Those that fail to obey the Kings rule may find themselves enjoying the comforts found in the dungeon. While at the castle, you will be able to explore the many beautiful features within.

To get a taste of the torture we have planned for you, check out the dinner menu.

Please note, dinner will be served in the barrel room, which is a constant cool temperature of 58 F (14.5 C).  It is recommended to have a light jacket or sweater to wear during dinner. We will depart from the Napa Valley Marriott Lobby between 17:30-17:45.