CUG 2020

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in partnership with the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), invites you to join us for CUG 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, October 25 – Thursday, October 29, 2020.

“Sailing into the Future of HPC” is the theme of CUG 2020.

The conference location, Auckland, is well known as the City of Sails.  Its beautiful and expansive harbour is the focal point of sailing in New Zealand, and like high performance computing, yachting has made significant technological advances in recent years.

As showcased in the 2018 America’s Cup yacht race, hydrofoil design has revolutionised high performance boat design.  Yachts are now achieving speeds never thought achievable, as technology pushes the sport into a future of seemingly limitless possibility.  The comparison between HPC and sailing is timely, as Auckland is set to host the 2021 America’s Cup.

And as we look beyond the Cray XC/CS series of supercomputers, to the new horizons offered by the advances of Shasta, a broad future of possibilities and advancements awaits our discovery.  CUG2020 will provide an exciting platform to explore the opportunities and application of HPC in years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland where you can enjoy our unique harbourside city, awe-inspring volcanic landscapes, and of course, its vibrant food and drink scene.

The New Zealand Government has extended the travel restrictions into New Zealand for all foreign nationals traveling from, or passing through, mainland China to assist with the containment of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (recently named COVID-19). For current information and updates see Coronavirus update: INZ’s response.