CUG 2024 Local Arrangements


The conference will be held at The Westin Perth, 480 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6000. This beautiful hotel is located in Perth’s Hibernian Place, which is a 10 minute walk from Elizabeth Quay, a 2 minute walk to the shopping district and a 900M walk to the art gallery of Western Australia.


The final day to book at the Westin was 31 March, 2024 and the hotel is currently sold out of all standard rooms. If you have any questions related to a reservation you currently have at the Westin, contact the hotel directly via email, groups.perth@westin.com,

Each guest reserves and pays for their own accommodation and the room account is to be settled directly with the hotel prior to departure.Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out is 11am on date of departure. Rooms can be cancelled up to 30 days prior with no cancellation fee. 

Book a room at a nearby hotel

Quay Perth – https://quayperth.com/en/
Novotel Perth Murray Street – https://all.accor.com/hotel/B6H3/index.en.shtml
Mecure Perth – https://all.accor.com/hotel/1754/index.en.shtml
Duxton Hotel – https://www.perth.duxtonhotels.com/
All suites Perth – https://www.allsuitesperth.com.au/

Conference Office and Registration

Badges and registration materials will be available at the CUG registration desk located on Level 2 outside of the Wattle Room. Registration will also be available during the Sunday welcome reception from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

Sunday:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, CUG Registration Desk
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, Welcome Reception
Monday:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, CUG Registration Desk
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, CUG Registration Desk

To register after Tuesday morning visit the CUG office.

All attendees must wear badges during CUG Conference activities.

Smoking Policy

There is no smoking or vaping 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.

Traveling to Perth

Discover Perth has put together helpful tips on traveling to Perth.

How to get to Perth

Conference Program Overview and Social Events

The conference program is available.

Guidebook, delegate book and conference proceedings will be available by the conference date.

Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4

Saturday, May 4

  • XTreme/PEAD Networking Event, 5:00 pm – 6 pm – Stop by to network with your colleagues and to prepare for Sunday’s meetings.

Sunday, May 5 (full day)

  • XTreme SIG meeting (XTreme members only, registration required) 
  • PEAD SIG (afternoon, registration required) 
  • Welcome Reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    • All attendees and their guests are invited to attend the welcome reception within the Conference Venue.

Monday, May 6 (full day)

  • Tutorials & BoFs
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Evening Event – The Pawsey Center is thrilled to extend a special invitation to you for an exclusive experience at Pawsey, where technology and art collide in many ways! Prepare yourself for an extraordinary evening filled with innovation and camaraderie.  This event requires advanced registration and space is limited so register soon if you are interested.  Please visit https://pawsey.org.au/cug-private-pawsey-tour/ for more information and/or to register.

Tuesday, May 7

  • Welcome to Country Ceremony
    • A long tradition of the Noongar people across the southwest of WA is the “Welcome to Country” ceremony, which is meant to call out to the spiritual ancestors of the land, to advise them that new friends have come to visit, and to look over and protect them from harm during their stay. This ceremony varies from person to person, where some share stories, songs, and dances reflecting the song lines and connections of the land and cultural heritage of the place where the gathering occurs. This has been done since time immemorial as a valued and respected ceremony as part of our events.

      Get ready for a special treat during CUG2024! We are honoured to have the incredible Ingrid Cumming, a custodian and traditional owner of the Wadjuk people, the specific language group and peoples that are from this part of Noongar country, who will welcome us all to her ancestor’s land.

    • Conference Keynote, Plenary Sessions, and Technical Paper Presentations
      • HPE Networking Event 
        • HPE Networking Event – HPE invites you to attend their annual community networking reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at WA Museum Boola Bardip located at Perth Cultural Centre, Boorloo / Perth, WA, 6000. CUG guest will get a chance to enjoy To The Moon, an exhibit that focuses on our fascination with the moon, seeing it as a gateway to the larger universe and the first and most important step in space exploration. Co-presented by AMD, all registered CUG attendees and their guests are invited to attend. HPE is providing transportation to and from the event via buses, starting at 6:15 pm and running a return shuttle service starting at 8:00pm. Pick-up is in front of the Westin Perth. Attendees may also choose to walk on their own to the event which is approximately a 15 minute walk using this map.

      Wednesday, May 8

        • WHPC+ Australasia and AMD Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
          • WHPC+ Australasia and AMD invite you to attend a community networking breakfast from 7:00 to 8:20am at the Westin Perth, in the Banksia Room. WHPC+ was created to promote diversity in the HPC industry by encouraging new people into the field and retaining those who are already here. This event is generously sponsored by AMD who are very supportive of the Australasian chapter. This event is conveniently located in the beautiful Westin Perth hotel so that you can easily get to the first meeting session of the day at 8:30 am in Ballroom 2. Come along to meet and learn from others who are championing diversity and inclusion in HPC! While this event is free to attend, numbers are capped so registration is required: https://pawsey.org.au/event/whpc-australasia-and-amd-diversity-and-inclusion-breakfast/
          • Plenary Sessions, best paper presentation, 1 on 100 with HPE leadership, and technical program presentations
          • CUG Night Out
            • We invite you to join us for an evening at the Sandalford Estate featuring a wine tasting and dinner.  Positioned on the doorstep of the scenic Swan Valley, Sandalford Wines is one of Australia’s most sustainable wineries and creates award-winning wines from its two fertile vineyards.  We will be taking a coach from the CUG Conference Hotel to the Sandalford Estate after the technical program concludes on Wednesday.CUG Night Out is included in the registration fee for attendees, but if you would like to bring a guest, (someone not registered for the conference), a separate guest ticket will be required.  Guests under the age of 18 will not be allowed to attend this event.
              • CUG Night Out Early Bird Registration Opens 22 January 2024: $100
              • CUG Night Out Normal Registration Opens 11 March 2024: $125

      Thursday, May 9

          • Reveal of CUG 2025
          • Invited Speaker
          • Technical program presentations,BoF, lightweight tutorial 
          • Closing session 5pm

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