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CHPC collaboration wins international Workforce Diversity Leadership Award

The CHPC has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Workforce Diversity Leadership Award at the 2018 Supercomputing Conference (SC) in Dallas, Texas.

Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc., the publishers of HPCwire which is a leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing (HPC) industry unveiled the CHPC as winners of the 2018 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards SC in Dallas.

“This year is a milestone year as it marks the 30th anniversary of SC and the 15th anniversary of The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. These awards serve as a pillar of recognition in our community, acknowledging major achievements, outstanding leadership and innovative breakthroughs,” said Tom Tabor. “Receiving an HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award signifies an undeniable amount of community support as well as continued success. We are proud to acknowledge our winners this year and as always to allow our readers voices to be heard. I would like to personally congratulate each and everyone of our winners, as their awards come well deserved”, he added.

CHPC won the award for leading the collaboration of organisations such as Texas Advanced Computing Center, Cambridge University, Dell, and the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa) who joined forces to repurpose and redeploy recently decommissioned high performance computing systems for training and research in Africa, “This means so much to us because it is recognition of our work by the international community and it gives us a great sense of pride that in a collaboration of coordinated international and local efforts from universities and industry, an impact can be made for Africa that is geared towards ensuring that the digital divide and skills gap are closed”, said Dr Sithole, Director: CHPC.

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