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CHPC Conference 2017

09-03-2017
Lengau: a fully-fledged petascale system

CHPC’s Lengau Cluster is now a fully-fledged petascale machine with a High Performance Linpack score of 1.029 petaflops per second. This follows a recent upgrade of the cluster which involved the addition of five new compute racks (each consisting of 72 nodes), effectively resulting in an additional 360 nodes (24 cores/node and 64GB/node) for Lengau.  The total number of nodes on...

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23-02-2017
Planned system downtime

The planned upgrade to the Lengau compute cluster is currently well underway.   Preparation for this upgrade started at the beginning of January and the aim is to add add five additional racks, i.e. 360 nodes, to Lengau. This is part of the original procurement plan for Lengau and represents the second stage expansion that will yield the full petaflop capacity of...

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18-01-2017
7th CHPC/HartRAO school on programming with Linux and Python gets underway
7th CHPC/HartRAO school on programming with Linux and Python gets underway

Forty-three Masters and Doctoral students from universities across South Africa have been accepted (selected from 80 applications) to be part of the CHPC/HartRAO School on Programming with Linux and Python at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), a radio quiet zone dedicated to astronomy and the measurement and representation of the Earth using space techniques (Geodesy). The week-long school (16 -...

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01-12-2016
CHPC National Meeting 2016 Registration now open

Please register for the 2016 meeting in East London

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04-11-2016
Taiwan Department of Science and Technology delegation visits CHPC

  A 15 person delegation from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, led by Dr Wayne Wang (Director General: Hsinchu Science Park) and Prof Henry H.H Chen (Director of Science and Technology Division) visited the Centre for High Perfomance Computing (CHPC) on 1 November 2016. The delegation is visiting the country for the Taiwan Bilateral Workshop on Innovation Enablers, held...

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01-09-2016
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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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)

 

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