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Empowering Africa’s AI future through High Performance and Cloud Computing

This workshop highlights the sophisticated high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities in Africa, focusing on South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), a department under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Supported by the Department of Science and Innovation, CHPC serves as a pivotal resource for AI and machine learning (ML) applications across African academia and industry.


Participants will engage with CHPC’s Lengau supercomputer—one of Africa’s most powerful systems—and its comprehensive OpenStack cloud infrastructure, Sebowa. The workshop is designed to enhance scientific research and big data management across the continent through AI-enabled HPC in the cloud. Featuring interactive tutorials, expert-led talks, and panel discussions, this event aims to equip researchers and IT professionals with the necessary skills to effectively utilize these cutting-edge resources.

Speakers

Joseph Muliaro Wafula

Joseph Muliaro Wafula

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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 Robert Basmadjian

Robert Basmadjian

Toubkal Supercomputer

MathematicScience and Mathematics of the University of Passau. I hold a PhD in distributed systems from the University of Toulouse.

 Privolin Naidoo

Privolin Naidoo

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Albert Njoroge Kahira

Albert Njoroge Kahira

AstraZeneca

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Schedule

Workshop Organizers

  • Zintle Sanda, CHPC system administrator, zsanda1@csir.co.za
  • Mabatho Hashatsi, CHPC HPC engineer, mhashatsi@csir.co.za
  • Zama Mtshali, CHPC cloud lead, zmtshali@csir.co.za
  • Sam Mathekga, CHPC senior researcher, smathekga@csir.co.za
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