Registration Opens for CHPC National Conference in South Africa

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Registration is now open for the CHPC National Conference. The event takes place Dec. 1-5 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The comprehensive program will include national and international contributions as well as contributions from our colleagues in the National Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS): the South African National Research Network (SANReN) and the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA). The 1st and 5th December will be tutorials and workshops, while the main conference will be 2–4 December. Once again, the South African Development Community (SADC) HPC Collaboration Forum will form part of the conference to discuss the SADC HPC framework and implementation plans.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
  • Prof. Michela Taufer (University of Tennessee)
  • Prof. Thomas Sterling (Indiana University)
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
  • Prof. Zenixole Tshentu (Nelson Mandela University)
  • Dr Malebogo Ngoepe (University of Cape Town)
  • Prof. Daniel Joubert (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Prof. Mahmoud Soliman (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Prof. Ken Craig (University of Pretoria)
  • Dr Kenneth Allen (Greenplan Consultants)
  • Dr Quinn Reynolds (MINTEK)
  • Prof. Cornie van Sittert (North West University)
  • Dr Sean February (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  • Dr Vuyani Moses (Rhodes University)
  • Dr Brigitte Glanzmann (Stellenbosch University)
  • Dr Cornelia Inggs (Stellenbosch University)

Sponsorships available:

Our expo zone will showcase solutions by leading technology companies and the student competition battleground where 20 teams from universities across the country will be seeking national honors in the 9th Student Cluster Competition and in the 3rd Student Cyber-Security Competition. We trust you will find an exciting program and we look forward to meeting our regular and new delegates.


The National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System (NICIS) promotes scientific and industrial development through the provision of high-performance computing capability, high-speed network capacity and a national research data infrastructure integrated hierarchically into globally connected systems and into local system systems, providing seamless access for the research and education communities of South Africa. It is a national initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation and implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

About CHPC

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) is one of the three pillars of the NICIS. It provides massive parallel processing capabilities and services to researchers in industry and academia. The other main pillars are the South African National Research Network (SANReN), which provides high-speed connectivity and advanced networking services, as well as the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), which implements services that enable sound data management practices and support efficient data-driven scientific and engineering discoveries.

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