CHPC users will notice that systems are currently inaccessible as has been communicated by the centre from the end of last year. At the CHPC National Conference in December 2015, the centre unveiled its new PETAFLOP (PFLOP) machine, a computer with processing speeds capable of a thousand-trillion floating point operations per second.
The installation of the new system means CHPC users can expect downtime as the current systems will be put out of commission and removed from 8 January 2016. It is estimated that the new system will be available to users from mid-March 2016, following the installation and testing phase.
The increase in computing resources means the centre minimises the waiting time that users were subjected to, enabling CHPC to provide improved services to its growing clientele.
The new system consists of Dell servers, powered by Intel processors, using FDR InfiniBand by Mellanox and is managed by the Bright Cluster Manager.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 14:45
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