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The CHPC is one of three primary pillars of the national cyber-infrastructure intervention supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The South African National Research Network (SANReN) and the Data Intensive Research Infrastructure of South Africa (DIRISA) complement the CHPC through the provision of high-speed, high-bandwidth connectivity, and the effective curation of a variety of notably large and critical databases. The CHPC infrastructure is updated and maintained meticulously to comply with international standards.



The realisation of a vibrant and competitive knowledge-based economy impacting socioeconomic development by enabling education, research, and innovation through shared access to advanced cyberinfrastructure facilities and services.


To provide a world class national integrated cyberinfrastructure system that enables research, innovation and learning comprising a national high performance computing facility, a national research and education network and a national data intensive research infrastructure accessible across the research and higher education sector through integrated eResearch services and the development of relevant human capital.

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