CHPC National Meeting 2014

1 - 5 December 2014
Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

THEME: Towards an Energy Efficient HPC System


Your Personal Invitation to an HPC conference in the heart of Africa!

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has the pleasure of inviting you to the 2014 National Meeting to be held in The Kruger National Park this year. We look forward to meeting with all our industry role-players and sharing new ideas and innovations in our industry.

In keeping with the with the serene and natural venue of this year's meeting, the theme is specifically focused on applications that enable an HPC system that has little or no environmental footprint. CHPC 2014 will explore the contributions and expectations of policy makers, research communities, information communication vendors, industry and academia through a series of contributed and invited papers, presentations and open discussion forums.

This year’s national meeting will again be preceded by a series of preconference workshops/tutorials (01 and 02 December 2014) that speak to the heart of HPC. The main session will be from 03-05 December 2014 and will feature plenary talks and parallel breakaway sessions. The conference will also host 2 forums: the Industrial HPC Advisory Forum will sit to assess and advise how the centre can best service industry in South Africa and the SADC HPC Collaboration Forum will discuss how the region can utilise HPC to work together on matters of Research and Development, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development and how the member states can harness and influence policy development in their respective countries.

As you may already know, South Africa has successfully defended its championship of the International Student Cluster Competition in Germany, June 2014. The next generation of HPC gurus will battle it out on the exhibition floor, out in the wild, for the chance to represent South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition in Germany in June 2015.  The teams will begin their work on Sunday, 30 November 2014 and must build and configure cluster computers, then run a series of applications to see which tean will get the best performance. It is our hope that the winning team will continue to fly the South African flag for the third time in a row!


Important dates

Abstract acceptance deadline: 14 September 2014

Close of registrations: 14 September 2014


We look forward to seeing you in the bush!


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