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Registration Opens for CHPC National Conference in South Africa

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

Meet the Winners of the Student Cluster Competition from CHPC in South Africa

In this video, Dan Olds interviews the overall winners of the ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition from CHPC in South Africa. “With this win, CHPC has now taken home the ISC Overall Championship an astounding four times, pulling even with Tsinghua in number of ISC championships. CHPC also maintained their record of reaching the podium in each of their seven cluster competition outings.”

ISC19 Student Cluster Competition: Apps to Confuse & Confound

If you’re looking for the big news, the team from CHPC in South Africa won the ISC 2019 Student Cluster competition this year. In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX shares first-hand coverage of the competition last week in Frankfurt.

Radio Free HPC Reviews Highlights from the CHPC Conference in South Africa

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the highlights of the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa. With over 500 attendees, the event featured a set of keynotes on high performance computing as well as a Student Cluster Challenge and a Cyber Security Competition.

Video: How Intel is Advancing High Performance Computing at CHPC in South Africa

In this video from the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa, Trish Damkroger from Intel describes how the company is advancing the use of high performance computing on the African Continent. “In her Keynote talk at CHPC, Trish described the changing landscape of HPC, key trends, and the convergence of HPC-AI-HPDA that is transforming our industry and will fuel HPC to fulfill its potential as a scientific tool for insight and innovation.”

Video: South Africa to Compete in ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition

In this video, Happy Sithole from CHPC introduces the team from South Africa that will travel to the Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. “Last week the local students came first in a national competition at the annual Centre for High Performance Computing conference in Pretoria. They will now compete next year with 11 other teams from abroad including China, Singapore, Thailand, Poland, and Germany.”

Firing up a Continent with HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Nox Moyake describes the process of entrenching and developing HPC in South Africa. “The CHPC currently has about 1,000 users; most are in academia and others in industry. The centre supports research from across a number of domains and participates in a number of grand international projects such at the CERN and the SKA projects.”

CHPC Takes Top Honors Once Again at ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced the final results of the ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition and the opening of 2017 team submissions. For the third time, South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) student team came away as the SCC Grand Champions, the first ‘three-peat’ in the history of the competition. The overall winners […]

Video: Student Cluster Competition Awards Ceremony at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Gilad Shainer from the HPC Advisory Council hosts the Student Cluster Awards Ceremony. “The overall winning team this year was from CHPC in South Africa. As repeat winners, CHPC is establishing a bit of dynasty in this competition that is really fun to watch.”

Dell Brings Supercomputing Power to Mainstream Enterprises

“While traditional HPC has been critical to research programs that enable scientific and societal advancement, Dell is mainstreaming these capabilities to support enterprises of all sizes as they seek a competitive advantage in an ever increasing digital world,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Systems, Cloud and HPC. “As a clear leader in HPC, Dell now offers customers highly flexible, precision built HPC systems for multiple vertical industries based upon years of experience powering the world’s most advanced academic and research institutions. With Dell HPC Systems, our customers can deploy HPC systems more quickly and cost effectively and accelerate their speed of innovation to deliver both breakthroughs and business results.”