Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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October 30, 1996                                 Michael Schneider
                                                 Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

PSC's Jensen Elected CUG President

PITTSBURGH -- On Oct. 18, at its 38th annual meeting, in Charlotte, N.C., the Cray User Group elected Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center associate director Gary Jensen as president. He will serve an 18-month term, ending in spring 1998.

Jensen, who came to PSC in February 1996 from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been active in CUG since 1982. From 1987 through 1995, he served four previous terms as president. Through CUG, says Jensen, he has worked to build and maintain a productive relationship between the Cray user community and Cray Research, Inc. "Cray executives have always supported CUG, and that has played a big role in CUG's success."

An international organization with approximately 200 member companies worldwide, CUG is an independent corporation devoted to providing a forum for information and ideas of interest to users of CRAY computers. CUG also serves as a formal communications channel between its members and Cray Research, Inc.

Last year's corporate merger between Cray Research and Silicon Graphics creates challenging new opportunities for CUG, says Jensen. "The next year is critical. We must build our relationship with SGI executives and welcome users of SGI hardware and software." 34 Starting in 1982, Jensen chaired CUG's Operations Special Interest Group. He later chaired CUG's Environmental Mutual Interest Group. In these capacities and as president, Jensen has been instrumental in developing CUG's ability to provide input to Cray Research from organizations who need high-performance computing to solve large-scale problems.

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