Supercomputer Convention Announced for Fairbanks in 1995

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA -- Hundreds of supercomputer scientists will gather in Fairbanks in September of 1995 for a week-long convention, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Chancellor Joan Wadlow announced today.

These high-tech tourists have one thing in common: they all use CRAY supercomputers. That's why this convention is called CUG '95 -- short for Cray User Group. The convention will bring scientists from around the world to Fairbanks to hear highly technical talks on supercomputing topics.

The CUG '95 convention is being held in Fairbanks at the invitation of the one-year-old Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. The center operates a CRAY supercomputer on the UAF campus.

Organizers of CUG '95 expect 300 - 500 scientists to attend the week-long convention which will be held in the Carlson Center and the Alaskaland Civic Center. The Cray User Group, which meets twice a year, has recently met in Switzerland and Japan.

The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is attracting talented faculty, staff and students to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Chancellor said.

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