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CHPC National Conference

3-7 December 2017

Velmoré Hotel Estate, Pretoria



Thank you for your interest in the 11th CHPC National Conference which was held at the picturesque Velmoré Hotel Estate, Pretoria.

The theme for this year's gathering was: HPC convergence with novel applications models for better service to research and industry. The theme came as HPC was gaining more interest in application to non-traditional markets, and largely due to the convergence of HPC to Cloud and the re-emergence of Artificial Intelligence and strengthening of Machine Learning in broader applications.

The comprehensive programme included national and international contributions as well as contributions from our colleagues in the cyberinfrastructure system: the South African National Research Network (SANReN) and the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA). The 3rd and 7th December were tutorials and workshops, while the main conference was 4-6 December. Yet again, the South African Development Community (SADC) HPC Collaboration Forum formed part of the conference to discuss the SADC HPC framework and implementation plans.

Our expo zone showcased solutions by leading technology companies and was the student competition battleground where almost 20 teams from universities across the country were seeking national honours in the Student Cluster Competition and in the Student Cyber Security Challenge. 

We hope to see you at our 2018 conference envisaged for Cape Town and we leave you with memoirs from the conference in pictures, videos and presentation that will be loaded soon. 

Dr Happy Sithole, Director: CHPC


CHPC Conference in the News

CHPC 2017 Student Cluster Competition winners on Morning Live, SABC: Watch here

South African students to showcase skills in Germany: Read here

Students to represent SA at supercomputing competition in Germany next year: Mail and Guardian download

Students to compete in Germany: New Age download



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