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HPC Systems / Resources at the CHPC


Tsessebe Cluster


GPU Cluster

Consists of 3200 cores connected to the 480 Terabytes of storage.
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Consists of 5 compute nodes connected to 14 Terabytes of storage
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"Infrastructure is a critical success factor in research, and the ability of our scientists to perform cutting-edge research and to be competitive globally is linked to the availability of good state-of-the-art infrastructure for science and technology."

Min. of Science and Technology, Budget vote, 7 April 2005

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CHPC User policy

Please refer to the CHPC Wiki for the user policies.


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HPC Systems and Technical Support

High performance computing is fundamental to the advancement of research, development and innovation in a wide range of scientific and engineering research and design fields.

The CHPC enables scientific and engineering progress in South Africa by providing world-class high performance computing facilities and resources.

Tsessebe Cluster    



To apply for the use of high performance computing facilities at the CHPC please use our application form.

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CHPC National meeting 2011

15 June 2011

Dear colleagues,

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) invites you to attend its 2011 National Conference themed: Better HPC and data-curation adoption, better research and industrial development.

CHPC 2011 will be held from 7–9 December 2011 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (ICC), in Pretoria.

The CHPC is one of the major pillars of the Department of Science and Technology’s cyberinfrastructure initiative and aims to increase South Africa’s competitiveness through promoting the adoption of high performance computing (HPC) and data technology tools across all sectors. With this vision in mind, the CHPC endeavours to promote a multi-array of vibrant and productive computational research communities alongside experientialists.

CHPC 2011 aims to explore the contributions and expectations of policy makers, research communities, information communications vendors, industry and academia through a series of contributed and invited papers, presentations and open discussion forums. Both local and international stakeholders and key players will have the opportunity to harness synergies in an effort to promote and appreciate the role of cyberinfrastructure in the advancement of science and engineering in South Africa.

The conference will contain numerous domain-specific breakaway sessions and will be followed by advanced tutorials in high-level HPC tools and applications.


Launch of conference website: 18 July 2011

Opening of registrations: 18 July 2011

Opening call for contributions: 18 July 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Contributions include papers, posters and exhibitions.

For more information, e-mail:

    Noxolo Moyake
    Communications Strategist, CHPC
  Nox contact email address

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CHPC in the News

CHPC SAGrid Cluster Available

Documentation for users:

Dirisa Storage Unit Available

Lengau Cluster Available

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