OSC to Host CUG 2003 in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 17, 2003) — 

OSC is excited to host the 45th Cray User Group Conference (CUG 2003) on May 12-16, at the Hyatt on Capital Square. CUG 2003 will allow Cray users from all over the world to exchange problem-solving information and enjoy professional interactions with fellow Cray users.

This year's conference is unique because it will showcase the highly anticipated Cray X1 System. "Flight to Insight," the CUG 2003 theme, was chosen to honor Ohio's rich heritage and multiple contributions to the aerospace industry and world of technological insight and innovation.

If you are an OSC user, you may register for one or more days of the conference. You are also welcome to register for the full conference week. A program guide with conference tracks is available at

A daily registration option of $175 per day is available to OSC users. It includes:

  • admission to all program sessions, meetings, and tutorials,
  • continental breakfast, and
  • lunch (if you register by May 10).

All conference attendees will receive the conference proceeedings on OSC's secure web server and on CD-ROM. In addition to the excellent program presented at CUG 2003, attendees will also have an opportunity to share with colleagues from other CUG sites and Cray Inc. For instance, Cray Inc. will be sending 76 of its best people to CUG 2003, including executives such as Chris Jehn, Lori Kaiser, Jerry Loe, Jim Rottsolk, Burton Smith, Dave Keifer, Brian Koblenz, and Wayne Kugel. Following are some of the CUG sites that are sending people to CUG 2003:Amt fuer Militaerkunde (ZFCH)
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC)
Boeing Shared Services Group (BCS)
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
Institute for Defense Analyses-CCS (CCS)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research (MCSR)
Network Computing Services, Inc. (NCS-MINN)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)
Oregon State University (OR-ST)
Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Stuttgart (RUS)
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
United States Army SMDC (USASMDC)
University of Manchester (MCC)

OSC looks forward to having a large Ohio contingent at CUG 2003. This is a rare opportunity to attend CUG at a discounted rate. For more information about CUG 2003, please visit http://www.cug.org.