Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:35
The CHPC National Conference held from 30 November to 4 December 2015 featured 20 student researchers who demonstrated their work through posters. Thy came from various South African institutions of higher learning and across many research domain and showcased their CHPC facilitated research.
A panel of five independent judges, experts in the fields of engineering, biomedical applications, computational chemistry and material science evaluated the posters, most of which were in one of these fields. Five evaluation criteria were used, namely: presentation, use of high performance computing (HPC), scientific merit, quality of work and insight. The judges initially evaluated each poster independently, then compared notes and made a group decision on the winners.
In third place there were four winners:
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016 13:42
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology (PPCST) visited the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Rosebank, Cape Town on 12 August 2015 where they gained insights on the centre's operations, challenges and future plans.
CHPC Director, Dr Happy Sithole offered a presentation of the centre's structure, key operations and high level projects to the 10 committee members, who were especially interested in the centre's interactions with South African commercial industry; its involvement in the Square Kilometre Array project and the centre's network connectivity to South African universities, research councils and to the world at large.
The PPCST was accompanied by a high-level delegation from the Department of Science and Technology and the CSIR. The committee plans to visit other science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) entities in the country in an effort to acquire a broad understanding of the South African STEM landscape.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015 11:57
On 15 July the CHPC student team took second honours at the 4th High Performance Computing Advisory Council HPCAC-International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) Student Cluster Competition, , where more than 2,600 attendees and 160 exhibitors from around the globe met in Frankfurt, Germany.
The competition featured small teams that competed to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software. In a real-time challenge, 11 teams of six undergraduate and/or high school students built small clusters of their own design on the ISC exhibit floor and raced to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.
The students received a unique opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate how high-performance computing influence our world and day-to-day learning. Held in collaboration with the HPCAC and ISC, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high performance computing world and community.
Final results were as follows:
1st place:Tsinghua University, China
2nd place:Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC)
3rd place:University of Science and Technology of China
Highest LINPACK performance:Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
Fan favourite:Purdue University & Universidad EAFIT
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 13:25