Cray User Group extends HPE customers an invitation to CUG 2020

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The Cray User Group has extended an invitation for HPE HPC & AI customers to participate in the upcoming CUG 2020 event in Auckland, New Zealand. The move signals that the independent organization will continue now that Cray has been acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

CUG is an important user-driven event, and in collaboration with Cray and HPE, we’re excited to extend the invitation to a larger community of users,” said CUG president Colin McMurtrie. “The CUG Board continues to work on future events and is already planning an event for 2021.”

The CUG 2020 event, “Sailing into the Future of HPC,” is hosted in Auckland, New Zealand by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), May 3-7, 2020. The conference location is well known as the City of Sails. Its beautiful and expansive harbor is the focal point of sailing in New Zealand, and like high performance computing, yachting has made significant technological advances in recent years.

With new roadmaps announced at SC19, and major Cray and HPE Apollo systems being deployed over the next two years, it’s a great time to join or sponsor CUG. CUG 2020 will provide an exciting platform to explore the opportunities and application of HPC in years to come.

Cray has always had a close partnership with our customers and users, and CUG has been an important part of that collaboration,” said Peter Ungaro, senior vice president and general manager, HPC and AI, at HPE. “As Cray comes together with HPE, I am excited for the future of the Cray User Group as we enter the Exascale Era and look forward to HPE users joining us at CUG 2020.”

The call for papers for CUG 2020 opened on November 25, 2019. See the CUG website for more details on CUG 2020 or how to join as a member.

The Cray User Group (CUG) is an independent, volunteer organized, international corporation of member organizations that own, operate, or utilize Cray and HPE Apollo High Performance Computer systems with emphasis on high-performance and technical computing. CUG’s mission is to provide the high performance computing community with leadership and information exchange to enable the development and effective use of tools in achieving the business and research objectives of CUG Members. CUG is established as a non-profit, non-stock corporation in the State of Delaware and has been holding user-focused events since 1979.

According to inside sources, HPE will continue to host its HP-CAST user group meetings at the annual ISC and SC conferences.

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