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Facility Tour


The CHPC invites school educators and learners, university students, general public and everyone who is interested in science, technology and innovation to visit and learn more about what we do.


Activities include:

- Introductory presentation providing background on the CHPC

- A tour of the data centre, which houses the fastest supercomputer in Africa

- A tour of  the High Performance Computing cooling system and power supply infrastructure

- A visit to the Advanced Computer Engineering Laboratory (ACE Lab)

- Demonstration of the mini supercomputer (“baby Lengau”) Raspberry pi cluster


To request a tour, take note of the following policies.

- Tour requests should be made at least two weeks in advance and are scheduled from Monday to Friday during standard working hours.

- We can accommodate a group of 15 to 50 people per tour.

- Duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours.

After you submit this information, you will be contacted by an CHPC staff to finalize details of your tour.

Request a visit to the CHPC

For more information and opportunities for collaboration contact:

Dr. DM Moeketsi
Tel.: 021 658 3961
Fax: 021 658 2744
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The CHPC offers a broad spectrum of practical courses to meet the needs of users.

Regular (usually annual) courses include:

  • Users' induction course
  • Introduction to Linux, scripting and Python for scientists
  • Parallel programming

The CHPC has an education and outreach programme to create a public awareness of the role of computational science, particularly high-performance computing in everyday life, and also to promote computational science in schools and at tertiary institutions and promote careers in computational science and engineering.

The majority of CHPC Staff in the Research and HCD Department have taught formal modules or presented advanced courses at tertiary educational institutions (TEIs). The CHPC encourages TEIs to create and offer formal courses and degrees relevant to the context of high-performance computing: computer applications and advanced computer engineering.

CHPC Training

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HPC School


HPC Winter School 2016

Deadline for applications extended to 5 June 2016.

The 2016 HPC Winter School will take place from 26 June to 2 July 2016 at NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) in Port Elizabeth. 

The HPC Winter School is the CHPC's flagship course in parallel programming for high performance computing covering:

  • Introduction to high performance computing hardware, systems and techniques
  • Multi-core programming with OpenMP
  • Using message passing (MPI) on cluster super computers
  • GPUs as high performance co-processors (may not be offered in 2016)
  • Rapid prototyping for HPC with python

Applications will open from 2 May 2016 and close on 5 June 2016.


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CHPC in the News

Documentation for users:

Lengau Cluster Available

Graphical Processing Unit Cluster Available

CHPC SAGrid Cluster Available

Dirisa Storage Unit Unavailable

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