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Training & Workshops

08-04-2014
Applications are open for Master's in High Performance Computing
Applications are open for Master's in High Performance Computing

ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the inaugural year of the Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) programme, which will start in September 2014 in Trieste. The MHPC is an innovative degree programme that prepares students for exciting careers in the fast-growing field of high performance computing...

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13-03-2014
Cunnama solves galactic puzzles using supercomputer simulations
Cunnama solves galactic puzzles using supercomputer simulations

Pietermaritzburg born Daniel Cunnama recently graduated with a PhD from the University of the Western Cape under the supervision of Prof Catherine Cress. His research uses state-of-the-art supercomputer simulations run at the Centre for High Performance Computing to study galaxies and their environments. Simulations of this kind have become an essential tool for interpreting observations from telescopes and for planning...

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03-03-2014
Promoting a career in HPC
Promoting a career in HPC

The centre is tasked with developing and growing the HPC pipeline in South Africa and as such, supports initiatives where it can showcase High Performance Computing as a career. University of Johannesburg's Soweto Science Centre and Science-tube hosted a series of lectures, interactive workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions at Miriyavhavha Technical Secondary School in Ha-Khakhu village, Vhembe Limpopo. The event took...

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24-02-2014
CHPC Researcher becomes FameLab Finalist
CHPC Researcher becomes FameLab Finalist

  CHPC Materials Researcher and PhD student, Cliffton Masedi, has won the Limpopo round of the FameLab Competition for his presentation titled: "Energy Storage Technologies and High Performance Computing". He proceeds to the national finals to be held during the National Grahamstown Sci-Fest taking place from 11-15 March 2014. Dubbed the 'idols' of science, FameLab is an international competition that gets people talking...

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20-06-2013
SA Student Cluster Challenge Team Scoops Top Honours
SA Student Cluster Challenge Team Scoops Top Honours

  Flying the SA flag Team South Africa scooped overall top honours on 19 June 2013 at the international Student Cluster Challenge in Leipzig, Germany, achieving the highest aggregate points total for all the benchmarks included in the competition (Linpack and the chosen applications) and acing the interview with the judges. South Africa‚Äôs resounding success was unsuspected, dropping a few jaws...

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15-05-2013
CHPC supercomputers help understand how radio galaxies trace dark matter in the universe
CHPC supercomputers help understand how radio galaxies trace dark matter in the universe

Astronomy researchers from the University of the Western Cape and the CHPC used CHPC facilities to provide an unprecedented view on the distribution of radio galaxies observed billions of light years away and gave new insights into how luminous matter traces the underlying dark matter in the universe. Galaxies contain billions of stars and are believed to host massive black holes...

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CHPC Student Cluster Competition 2013

Tsessebe Cluster Available

Graphical Processing Unit Cluster Available

CHPC SAGrid Cluster Available

Dirisa Storage Unit Available

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