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Information for Current and Prospective Members

Who are we?

The Cray User Group (CUG) is an independent, international corporation of member organizations that own Cray Inc. computer systems. Founded in 1978, CUG was established to facilitate collaboration and information exchange in the high-performance computing (HPC) community. We assist our members in achieving their business and research objectives by providing opportunities to share and discover ideas, solutions, and developments in the effective use of computational tools.  Click here to view/download a copy of the CUG Members' Handbook.

Meetings of the Minds

As an employee or user of a CUG site, you will be invited to attend exclusive conferences and workshops all over the world. These events feature insightful presentations by HPC experts, as well as valuable technical sessions, tutorials, and demonstrations. They also facilitate member discussions around current experiences, projected trends, and productive collaboration opportunities with sessions led by special interest group leaders and other members of the Cray User Group. Although CUG operates independently of Cray Inc., you will benefit from Cray expertise at our conferences and workshops. Cray sends technical, management, and executive representatives to these events to share information and learn of our members’ needs.

Other Benefits

In addition to our annual conferences and topical workshops, as a CUG member you will have access to:

  • CUG publications, including our newsletter, conference proceedings, and the CUG Handbook
  • a CUG Site List, which provides contact information of members who are willing to exchange ideas and experiences on a number of computing issues
  • e-mail reflectors, used for reporting technical problems, sharing solutions, and contributing relevant announcements or queries

Who are the CUG members?

CUG memberships are by site and include a significant percentage of Cray computer installations worldwide. The membership includes universities, industries, and government installations.  Click here to view/download a list of current members.

What are the benefits of joining?

Professional contacts with members at other sites who face similar issues can facilitate information exchange leading to critical innovations and surprising solutions. CUG conferences and workshops foster candid and constructive discussions with Cray staff, shared information among member sites regarding current experiences and projected HPC technology trends, and productive collaboration opportunities.

How much does a CUG membership cost?

The current annual fee per organization is $750. The CUG membership year is January 1— December 31.

How do I join CUG?

If your organization has a Cray computer system, it is eligible to become a member of the Cray User Group. For an annual fee of $750, you and your colleagues can be an active part of our dynamic international community. Join us today and discover how collaboration among Cray users can lead to increased effectiveness, surprising solutions, and exciting innovations. Your completed application should be sent to the CUG Office. Once the application is approved, the CUG Office will respond with a confirmation and an invoice.  Click here to view/download the CUG Membership Application.

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