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24-06-2016
CHPC wins 2016 Student Cluster Challenge
CHPC wins 2016 Student Cluster Challenge

Frankfurt-Germany – CHPC has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany this week. The CHPC is no new comer in this competition, having won the top prize in 2013 and 2014 and taken second prize in 2015, the centre entered yet another team of undergraduate students this year and...

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23-06-2016
CHPC's Lengau ranked 121st on the world's 'Top500 list' of supercomputers
CHPC's Lengau ranked 121st on the world's 'Top500 list' of supercomputers

CHPC's newly-launched petascale machine, Lengau (seTswana for Cheetah), received international recognition this week by being placed 121st on the computing Top 500 List at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Lengau was recently officially unveiled in Cape Town. The Top 500 List lists computers ranked by their performance on the LINPACK benchmark (The LINPACK Benchmarks measure a system's floating point computing power. Introduced...

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13-06-2016
CHPC unveils petascale machine
CHPC unveils petascale machine

CHPC has unveiled the fastest computer on the continent, a petaflops (PFLOPs) machine. This is a super computer with processing speed capable of a thousand-trillion floating point operations per second. Floating point operations or flops are used in computing to calculate extremely long numbers. With over 24 000 cores, the machine is the fastest computer on the African continent owing to its...

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10-03-2016
German Parliamentary Portfolio Committee visits CHPC
German Parliamentary Portfolio Committee visits CHPC

This week, the CHPC welcomed the Committee on Digital Agenda of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) on an official visit to a number scientific and legislative organisations in South Africa. The committee, through South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, visited the country on a five-day mission to find cooperation and business opportunities. The committee is made-up of seven members...

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19-02-2016
CHPC system availability

CHPC is installing a new system and will not be available from January to March 2016. Fitting has been completed, test users are running their jobs and full usage will be possible from mid-March when cooling doors will have been installed.   Below are the summary details of new cluster: The new CHPC cluster will consist of a total of 19 racks containing 1008...

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18-01-2016
NMMU hosts the 6th CHPC Introduction to Programming with Linux and Python School
NMMU hosts the 6th CHPC Introduction to Programming with Linux and Python School

CHPC started its week-long Programming with Linux and Python School at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), North Campus on Monday 18 January 2016. About 60 Masters and Doctoral students in fields of science and engineering from universities all over South Africa gathered at the ICT Department of the university for the basic scientific programming course intended to introduce postgraduate students...

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CHPC in the Media

South African CHPC Unveils Lengau Supercomputer (HPC Wire)

Dell Powers 1 Petaflop Lengau Supercomputer for CHPC in South Africa (Inside HPC)

South African Lengau System leaps towards Petaflops (The Next Platform)

Dell's new supercomputer is the fastest in Africa (ZDNet UK)

South Africa’s supercomputing facility unveils the fastest computer in Africa (Creamer’s Media Engineering News)

5 geeky ways CSIR’s Lengau supercomputer will aid researchers (Memeburn)

Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer (BizCommunity)

SA unleashes Africa's fastest supercomputer (IT Web)

Africa's fastest computer revealed (Africa Info)

Africa's fastest computer revealed (iAfrica)

South Africa: Science Minister Applauds Africa's Fastest Computer (All Africa)

CSIR switches on Africa’s fastest supercomputer (IT Online)

Could this be Africa’s fastest computer? (SA Vibe)

CSIR’s Centre for High Performance Computing unveils fastest computer in Africa (Technobok)

R100m super computer has ‘significant’ benefits for SA (City Press)

Africa's fastest computer launched (SA news)

SA’s fastest computer is 40 000 times faster than yours (Mype)

Africa’s fastest supercomputer unveiled in Cape Town (The Zimbabwe Mail)

Dell, CSIR unveil 'fastest computer in Africa' (IT Web Africa)

CSIR’s new supercomputer is Africa’s fastest, aptly named Lengau (Memeburn)

Massive supercomputer launched in South Africa – photos (My Broadband)

Fastest computer in Africa unveiled in Cape Town (Times Live)

Fastest computer in Africa unveiled in Cape Town (Herald Live)

 

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