SC11 Preview: CHPC Continues HPC Advocacy on African Continent

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Scientific Computing has posted an excellent profile of Happy Sithole, Director of the Center for High Performance Computing in South Africa. When I worked back at Sun, CHPC was one of our showcase HPC customers with the first Top 500 system listing for Africa.

Built upon a great vision and entirely from scratch, the CHPC has become a prestige center in South Africa providing large scale compute resources to hundreds of researchers, institutes and industrial partners. One of the major influences on Happy’s objectives is his participation at a global level in key industry events, such as the upcoming SC11 conference in Seattle. Through Happy’s deep participation in key technical forums, like the SC conferences, CHPC has become a critical a connection, linking with the global research community as much as SC is in supporting Happy’s own plans around large scale HPC, networking infrastructures and data storage.

Read the Full Story and be sure to check out the CHPC booth 849 at SC11!