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Material Science Codes

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DL_POLY Performance Benchmarking and Scaling

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2016 10:12

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Codes

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Evaluating parallel scaling with typical real-world scaling

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Lengau Cluster

Lengau Cluster 

CHPC has of 7 June 2016, unveiled a brand new machine and she is called Lengau, seTswana for Cheetah. The peta-scale system consists of Dell servers, powered by Intel processors, using FDR InfiniBand by Mellanox and is managed by the Bright Cluster Manager. 





Intel Xeon (R) E5-2690 V3

Intel Xeon (R) E7-4850

CPU Clock

2.6 GHz

2.2 GHz

CPU Cores



Number of Nodes




126 TB

5 TB

Rpeak 1006 TFlops  
Rmax 782.9 TFlops  


FDR  Infiniband Network

FDR  Infiniband Network

Shared Storage

4 PB Lustre Storage

4 PB Lustre Storage

Launch Date

7 June 2016

7 June 2016


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CHPC in the News

SA crunches into the collider data grid

South Africa has joined the computing grid for the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The collider, which straddles the border between France and Switzerland and is about 100m underground, is a massive particle accelerator, owned by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern).

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Cultivating HPC in South Africa

When you think of high-performance computing on a global level, heavy hitters from the US, Europe and Asia may spring to mind. But the democratization of HPC has brought an array of new entrants eager to climb this latter. In South Africa, for example, an emphasis on research and development is helping the nation to not only improve the lives of its citizens, but also make a name for its academic and scientific community along the way.

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CHPC Propels Supercomputing in South Africa

Over at, CHPC Communications Manager Noxolo Moyake describes how the South African Center for High Performance Computing is fostering the use of supercomputing in the region.

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Establishing the Footprint of an African HPC Centre – Creating and Sustaining HPC in South Africa

Increasing investment in research in many western countries is still a matter that sparks debate and maybe even controversy. But increasing research investment in Africa by an African government is a whole new ballgame. The continent continues to battle bread-and-butter challenges, but in 2006, South Africa saw research investment as a tool to drive social and economic development.

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CHPC in the News

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CHPC SAGrid Cluster Available

Dirisa Storage Unit Available

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