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CHPC Conference 2017

3-7 December 2017
Pretoria

29-08-2017
CHPC supercomputer finds new home in Ghana
CHPC supercomputer finds new home in Ghana

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Relations (CSIR) has through its Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), donated a portion of its supercomputer to Ghana, where it will be used for human capital development purposes in preparation for the data processing requirements associated with the Square Kilometre Array’s (SKA) project. The donation of the supercomputer components is part of the...

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22-06-2017
South Africa takes second prize at the 2017 International Student Cluster Competition

Team South Africa has taken second prize in the prestigious International Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The results were announced on 21 June 2017, following three-days days of immense hard work by twelve international teams.   The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) trains Computer Science and Engineering students from across South African universities in...

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22-05-2017
International supercomputing contenders become honourable guests
International supercomputing contenders become honourable guests

It was a parliamentary affair for international supercomputing contenders at the Department of Science and Technology Budget vote in May 2017.  The team was invited to parliament as special guests of the Minister of Department of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor. During the budget vote speech, the minister made special mention of the work of the Centre for High Performance Computing...

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05-04-2017
CHPC industry engagement meeting

In March, the CHPC met with 36 users from a number of private and public sector institutions to discuss their experiences withthe centre and how the centre can improve its service offering. The meeting was held at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.  The format of the meeting included active users providing a brief presentations on their experiences with the CHPC. ...

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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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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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CHPC in the News

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Dirisa Storage Unit Available

Lengau Cluster Available

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