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The Dawning of the Neo Digital Age in the Era of Nano Scale Technology

Professor Thomas Sterling

CHPC joins DARA in Madagascar for the Linux and Python training

Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) scientists headed for Madagascar in February to run a week-long hands-on introductory computer programming with Linux and Python course. The course forms part of the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project and was hosted at the Institute and Observatory Geophysics of Antananarivo.  The ability to programme with Linux and Python is critical for...

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CHPC holds eighth Basic Programming with Linux and Python school

The Centre for High Performance (CHPC) computing held its eighth basic programming school recently, at the North West University (NWU), Potchefstroom campus. High performance computing (HPC) technicians, engineers and researchers, supported by NWU staff, descended on the campus to expose students from universities and research councils across the country to opensource technologies utilised at HPC centres internally.  The CHPC started the...

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CHPC Conference in the News

CHPC 2017 Student Cluster Competition winners on Morning Live, SABC: Watch here South African students to showcase skills in Germany: Read here Students to represent SA at supercomputing competition in Germany next year: Mail and Guardian download Students to compete in Germany: New Age download

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Firing up the continent

The year 1994 marked a much-anticipated turning point in South Africa's history...read more in the HPC Year Book on page 6

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CSIR and SA Weather Services partner
CSIR and SA Weather Services partner

For the development of weather and climate products and services The South African Weather Service (SAWS), an entity of the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the CSIR, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will help strengthen the relationship between the two organisations in terms of knowledge and skills transfer, as well...

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CHPC supercomputer finds new home in Ghana
CHPC supercomputer finds new home in Ghana

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Relations (CSIR) has through its Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), donated a portion of its supercomputer to Ghana, where it will be used for human capital development purposes in preparation for the data processing requirements associated with the Square Kilometre Array’s (SKA) project. The donation of the supercomputer components is part of the...

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CHPC in the Media

South African CHPC Unveils Lengau Supercomputer (HPC Wire)

Dell Powers 1 Petaflop Lengau Supercomputer for CHPC in South Africa (Inside HPC)

South African Lengau System leaps towards Petaflops (The Next Platform)

Dell's new supercomputer is the fastest in Africa (ZDNet UK)

South Africa’s supercomputing facility unveils the fastest computer in Africa (Creamer’s Media Engineering News)

5 geeky ways CSIR’s Lengau supercomputer will aid researchers (Memeburn)

Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer (BizCommunity)

SA unleashes Africa's fastest supercomputer (IT Web)

Africa's fastest computer revealed (Africa Info)

Africa's fastest computer revealed (iAfrica)

South Africa: Science Minister Applauds Africa's Fastest Computer (All Africa)

CSIR switches on Africa’s fastest supercomputer (IT Online)

Could this be Africa’s fastest computer? (SA Vibe)

CSIR’s Centre for High Performance Computing unveils fastest computer in Africa (Technobok)

R100m super computer has ‘significant’ benefits for SA (City Press)

Africa's fastest computer launched (SA news)

SA’s fastest computer is 40 000 times faster than yours (Mype)

Africa’s fastest supercomputer unveiled in Cape Town (The Zimbabwe Mail)

Dell, CSIR unveil 'fastest computer in Africa' (IT Web Africa)

CSIR’s new supercomputer is Africa’s fastest, aptly named Lengau (Memeburn)

Massive supercomputer launched in South Africa – photos (My Broadband)

Fastest computer in Africa unveiled in Cape Town (Times Live)

Fastest computer in Africa unveiled in Cape Town (Herald Live)


Training & Workshops

CHPC in the News

CHPC SAGrid Cluster Available

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Dirisa Storage Unit Available

Lengau Cluster Available

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