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CHPC Student Cluster Competition 2018

SANReN Cyber Security Challenge 2018

20-06-2019
South Africa wins International Student Cluster Competition for the fourth time
South Africa wins International Student Cluster Competition for the fourth time

A team of six South African undergraduate students has taken first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany. The spectacular success follows four days of working on a selection of tests and applications to optimise and run their computer cluster to demonstrate the performance of their chosen design. The competition took place from 16...

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20-06-2019
CHPC's Lengau hangs-on in the Top500 List
CHPC's Lengau hangs-on in the Top500 List

The CHPC's Lengau supercomputer has placed 496th on the computing comnunity's Top500 List. The list was announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany in June 2019.  For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, with the entry level to the list now at 1.022 petaflops. Lengau has appeared on the...

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21-02-2019
CHPC starts the year with Linux and Python training
CHPC starts the year with Linux and Python training

The Centre for High performance Computing (CHPC) had a busy start to the year, with human capital development collaborations involving two of its stakeholders, North West University (NWU) and the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP). NWU- CHPC Programming with Linux and Python collaboration: As one of the universities that make use of the CHPC supercomputer, NWU sent a special request to...

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21-02-2019
DST interns pay a visit to the centre
DST interns pay a visit to the centre

A group of 10 interns from the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) International Cooperation and Resources Directorate are currently on a tour of all the department's entities with an element of international relations. The group visited the CHPC recently. During the visit to the centre, CHPC Research Manager, Dr Werner van Rensburg provided a talk on the work of the...

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19-12-2018
CHPC recognised for HPC development in Mozambique
CHPC recognised for HPC development in Mozambique

During the MoRENet (Mozambique Research Network) Conference held in Maputo, Mozambique, 10-11 December 2018, the CHPC was recognised for its contribution towards development of HPC in Mozambique. The honourable Minister of Science, Education and Technology, Prof. Jorge Nhambiu, issued the CHPC with a Certificate of Recognition received by Dr Werner Janse van Rensburg, CHPC Research Manager, at the closing ceremony...

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12-12-2018
CHPC National Conference hits 500 mark
CHPC National Conference hits 500 mark

Over 500 delegates participated in the 2018 CHPC National Conference which took place in Cape Town early December. The conference consisted of local and international delegates as well as representatives from the South African Development Community (SADC).   The comprehensive programme included national and international contributions as well as contributions from cyberinfrastructure system partners: the South African National Research Network and...

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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)

 

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