Nairobi iHub Installing First Super in East Africa

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Rebecca Wanjiku at Computerworld Kenya writes that tech incubator iHub Nairobi is set to become home to the second supercomputer in Africa, targeting mobile developers, gamers, universities and research institutions.

With mobile devices coming in multiple cores, it is important for developers to be exposed to higher performance computing; we are hoping to debut at a higher level than ‘Tsessebe cluster’ given that ours is a hybrid,” said Jimmy Gitonga, the project team leader for the iHub cluster.

With technical support from Google, the 75 Teraflop system is now being installed for use in weather prediction, draught prediction and real-time information dispatch in the region. Read the Full Story.