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Research & Human capital development

The CHPC offers a broad spectrum of educational courses to meet the needs of users, including the following:

  • Users' induction course
  • Cluster-building course
  • Introduction to Linux and scripting for scientists
  • Hardware and software development

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Outreach & Education

SIG Workshops

Previous Workshops

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Contact us

Find our address and contact numbers below. Should you wish to contact us directly, please use our contact form.

Address: CSIR Campus, 15 Lower Hope St., Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 658-2740
Fax: +27 (0)21 658-2744

Directions:
From the airport, travel along the N2 towards Cape Town.
From Cape Town, travel along the N2 towards the airport.

Take the Liesbeeck Parkway turnoff.
Travel towards Rondebosch (left if traveling from the airport, right if traveling from Cape Town.)
Turn right into Alma Road.
At the T-junction facing the railway line, turn left.
Turn left into Lower Hope Road (second road to the left).

Map

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Organisational Structure

In the true spirit of Ubuntu (an African philosophy whereby a person is a person only through other people), the ethos of the CHPC is to harness a vibrant high-end computing ecosystem through strong partnerships.

High Level Structure of CHPC

Through collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, the CHPC and its community are able to link up with technology missions in the National R&D Strategy in order to jointly address a wide range of notable challenges. Stakeholders, general users and members of the CHPC have self-assembled into Special Interest Groups (SIGs) involving 10 research areas. Several multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations resulted from this partnership framework.
 

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Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Centre for High Performance Computing is to provide world-class HPC that enables cutting-edge research with high impact on the South African Economy.
The main objectives of the centre are to enable South Africa to become globally competitive and to accelerate Africa's socio-economic upliftment through the effective application of high-end Cyberinfrastructure. 
In its vision, the centre wants to become an accomplished and preferred partner for High Performance Computing solutions. 
 

 

After five years of operational experience, the center has demonstrated maturity in supporting the computationally intensive research agenda of the country in the broad fields of science and engineering. This has been done mainly through the provision of state-of-the art HPC (high performance computing) infrastructure and human capital interventions.

The centre has also positioned the country amongst the world's leading nations in HPC through placings in the world's fastest computer rankings (top500) and through attracting prominent people to partner with South Africa in developing HPC capabilities in the African continent. Key to these achievements is the increasing realisation of the private sector's need of HPC as a form of enhancing its competitiveness and adopting the centre as a partner of choice. This move has direct bearing on the objectives of the national government in particular towards job creation through competitive and innovative industry, and building of the advanced skills required for the knowledge-based economy as outlined in the DST’s Ten Year Innovation Plan adopted in 2007.

 

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