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Facility Tour


The CHPC invites school educators and learners, university students, general public and everyone who is interested in science, technology and innovation to visit and learn more about what we do.


Activities include:

- Introductory presentation providing background on the CHPC

- A tour of the data centre, which houses the fastest supercomputer in Africa

- A tour of  the High Performance Computing cooling system and power supply infrastructure

- A visit to the Advanced Computer Engineering Laboratory (ACE Lab)

- Demonstration of the mini supercomputer (“baby Lengau”) Raspberry pi cluster


To request a tour, take note of the following policies.

- Tour requests should be made at least two weeks in advance and are scheduled from Monday to Friday during standard working hours.

- We can accommodate a group of 15 to 50 people per tour.

- Duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours.

After you submit this information, you will be contacted by an CHPC staff to finalize details of your tour.

Request a visit to the CHPC

For more information and opportunities for collaboration contact:

Dr. DM Moeketsi
Tel.: 021 658 3961
Fax: 021 658 2744
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The CHPC offers a broad spectrum of practical courses to meet the needs of users.

Regular (usually annual) courses include:

  • Users' induction course
  • Introduction to Linux, scripting and Python for scientists
  • Parallel programming

The CHPC has an education and outreach programme to create a public awareness of the role of computational science, particularly high-performance computing in everyday life, and also to promote computational science in schools and at tertiary institutions and promote careers in computational science and engineering.

The majority of CHPC Staff in the Research and HCD Department have taught formal modules or presented advanced courses at tertiary educational institutions (TEIs). The CHPC encourages TEIs to create and offer formal courses and degrees relevant to the context of high-performance computing: computer applications and advanced computer engineering.


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HPC School

HPC Winter School 2018

Applications are now open.

The 2018 HPC Winter School will take place from  2 to 7 July 2018 at UKZN, Durban.

The HPC Winter School is the CHPC's flagship course in parallel programming for high performance computing covering:

  • Multi-core programming with OpenMP
  • Using message passing (MPI) on cluster super computers
  • Parallel program design

The 2018 Winter School is linked to the new online course Introduction to High Performance Computing.

Applicants to the Winter School must enrol in the online course and make satisfactory progress by 4 June 2018.


The CHPC invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to attend the 2018 HPC school. Its purpose is to introduce South African students to fundamental knowledge of high performance computing techniques.

Should you wish to become one of the participants, please complete the application and evaluation forms at events.chpc.ac.za/winterschool before 4 June 2018. Successful candidates will be notified from 7 June 2018.

The CHPC calls for all talented students to submit their applications. As a publicly funded institution, the CHPC supports the transformation of South Africa and thus the workshop organisers highly encourage students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to submit their applications.


For general enquiries please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The CHPC Winter School is also open to educators from South African tertiary education institutions who wish to include HPC and parallel programming in their teaching.

Please complete the application form online along with the evaluation form and select track 2. Educator Application.



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CHPC in the News

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