CHPC National Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

December 20, 2017

The 11th South African Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) Annual National Conference convened Dec. 3-7, 2017 at the Velmore Estate Hotel south of Pret Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

URISC@SC17 and a Tale of Four Unicorns

September 8, 2017

This will be STEM-Trek’s third year to support a workshop during the annual supercomputing conference, or SC. This year’s program is titled “Understanding Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek Nonprofit

MeerKAT Telescope Reveals New Details of Universe

July 20, 2016

This week, the world saw the first images captured by the MeerKat array, which made its debut as one of the most powerful telescopes of its kind. Using 16 out o Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Lengau: Global Grand Challenges Through an African Lens

July 19, 2016

South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Program Director Kagiso Chikane recently welcomed 100 guests to the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town for the dedication of the fastest computer on the African continent. “Lengau,” which means “Cheetah” in the African Setswana language, ranked 121 on the June TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

NVIDIA Debuts PCIe-based P100; Broadens Aim at CPU Dominance

June 19, 2016

NVIDIA seems to be mounting a vigorous effort to dethrone the CPU as the leader of the processor pack for HPC and demanding datacenter workloads. That’s a tal Read more…

By John Russell

CHPC Student Cluster Challenge Team Readies for ISC 2016

April 28, 2016

One hundred students attended the South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting, November 30 through December Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

South Africa Maps HPC Future as SKA Plans Take Shape

March 1, 2016

The South African Center for High Performance Computing's (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting was held Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. The award-winning venue was the perfect location to host what has become a popular industry, regional and educational showcase. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek -- Photography by Lawrette McFarlane

South Africa Student Team Visits Dell’s Round Rock Campus

February 11, 2016

The fifth annual Student Cluster Competition is coming up at this year’s International Supercomputing Conference, and Team South Africa will once again be competing for a winning title. Read more…

By Perrin Cox

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