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Register for 2016 CHPC National Meeting

CHPC National Meeting 2016 Registration now open

Please register for the 2016 meeting in East London

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Tertiary institution students visit CHPC to explore Africa's fastest supercomputer

Since the installation of the Centre for High Performance Computing’s fastest supercomputer – the Lengau cluster – in June 2016, the centre has been inundated with student visits from various tertiary institutions. During the month of September the centre has had visits from the University of Limpopo and Walter Sisulu University. The visits formed part of faculties’ intentions to expose their...

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DST interns visit CHPC

On 19 August 2016, interns from the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Multilateral Cooperation and Africa programme visited the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) for a facility tour. The tour formed part of the programme’s mission to introduce the interns to Science Councils and Institutions that work with and are supported by DST. During the visit, Dr Werner Janse...

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CHPC hosts Cluster Comparison Cape Town (CompaCT) 2016 Workshop

  During 11-15 July 2016, 20 astronomers from around the world gathered under one roof at the CHPC in Cape Town to continue their efforts in trying to understand the scatter between different state-of-the-art hydrodynamical codes when simulating the growth and evolution of galaxy clusters. The CompaCT workshop, organised by Daniel Cunnama (UWC postdoctoral fellow) and Sean February (CHPC research scientist),...

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CHPC hosts first OpenSim meeting

On 8 July 2016, CHPC hosted the first ever OpenSim meeting to be held in the Western Cape. OpenSim is an informal organisation that aims to promote the use of Open Source simulation software in industry, research and academia.   “The emphasis is on computational mechanics, in the form of computational fluid dynamics and finite element methods,” says Charles Crosby, Senior Research...

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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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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)


CHPC in the News

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