Presentations

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Plenary Presentations

Dramatic Changes in HPC Storage, Peter Braam - download .pdf

Translating Artificial Intelligence, Sharad Ghandi - download .pdf

The Dawning of the Neo-Digital Age in the Era of Nano-Scale Technology, Prof. Thomas Sterling - download .pdf

 

Keynote Presentations

Computational modeling as a complementary and predictive tool in materials science research, George Amolo - download .pdf

Computational modelling to support the development of biosensingdevices, Professor Krishna Bisetty - download .pdf

High Performance Computing at the South African Weather Service, Bopane - download .pdf

Moddelling and Predicting the properties of materials at the atomic level using HEC: The UK Materials Chemistry Consortium (MCC), Richard Catlow and Scott Woodley - download .pdf

Ocean Model Choices for VR-ESM: configuring for the Southern Ocean, Nicolette Chang - download .pdf

VuSETI Open Source Cluster Visualisation Tool, Kyle Harrison - download .pdf

Density function theory study of different dye molecules and Tio2 Doped brookite surfaces for application in dye-sensitized solar cell, Eric N Maluta, Steve R Dima, Steve Ranwaha, Ife Elebeleye and Rapela R Maphanga - download .pdf

Machine Learning Tools for the Visualisation of BigData, Amit Kumar Mishra and Kyle Harrison - download .pdf

Modelling of Multiphase Flow in Process Equipment: The Trade-off between Accuracy and Computational Efficiency, Dr. Muaaz Bhamjee - download .pdf

Molecular modelling of ligands, receptors and enzymes for in silico drug discovery, Prof Tihar Pillay - download .pdf

Limits of Langmuir, Eric van Steen - download .pdf

DFT for Isomers in Solution, Redox Potentials, Favored Reaction Products & Transition States, K G von Eschwege - download .pdf

 

Bioinformatics

An integrative approach to generating a reference transcriptome for sugarcane, Robyn Jacob - download .pdf

Investigation of the interaction between selected divalent cations and the Novel Schistosoma mansoni Universal Stress Protein G4LZI3, Priscilla Masamba - download .pdf

Bioinformatics HPC: All creatures great and small, Fourie Joubert - download .pdf

Bioinformatics gone Wild!! M.DuPlessis, E.Suleman, M.Mwale, K.Labuschagne, D.L. Dalton and A.Kotze - download .pdf

H3ABioNet enabling bioinformatics and big data research in Africa, Professor Nicky Mulder - download .pdf

In silico identification and structural bioinformatics on druggableprotein targets in Schistosoma spp, Raphael TaiwoAruleba - download .pdf

 

Chemistry

Can we reach the heaven of chemical accuracy by climbing Jacob’s Ladder? A DFT validation study for Non-heme Iron complexes, Adedapo S. Adeyinka and CGCE van Sittert - download .pdf

FAMSEC-based insight on the chemical nature of the XH⋅⋅⋅HY (X,Y = C,N) intramolecular interactions, Ignacy Cukrowski - download .pdf

The degradation of phosphate derived ligandsin hydrometallurgical solvent extraction, DB Jansen van Vuuren, CGCE van Sittert, HM Krieg and DJ van der Westhuizen - download .pdf

The enzymatic mechanism of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 protease (HIV-1 PR): are we there yet? MM Lawal, ZK Sanusi, T Govender, GEM Maguire, B Honarparvar and HG Kruger - download .pdf

Probing the catalytic mechanism of an antifibroticcopper metallodrug, Lizelle Lubbe - download .pdf

Molecular modelling of lanthanide (III) chloride complexes with the nitrogen ligand DPA: AIM/NCI analysis and ligand conformational search, Cameron Matthews, Abubak'r Abrahams & Eric. C. Hosten - download .pdf

A DFT study of the ring opening mechanism of tetraethyl-2-aryl-1,2-epoxygembisphosphonate, Ephraim F. Marondedze, Xavier Y. Mbianda, Thishana Singh and Penny P. Govender - download .pdf

Using Docking and Molecular Dynamics to Design Potent and Selective Anticancer, Anti-osteoclastogenic and Anti-malarial Compounds, Andre Stander - download .pdf

Exploring chemical space using in silico studies to identify novel inhibitors of Acetylcholinesterase, a target for Alzheimer's disease, C Johan van der Westhuizien - download .pdf

DFT for Isomers in Solution, Redox Potentials, FavoredReaction Products & Transition States, K G von Eschwege - download .pdf

 

CHPC Users BoF

CHPC PI's and Users BoF, Werner Janse van Rensburg - download .pdf

 

CognitiveComputing and ML

Intel High-Performance Computing, Ahmed Al-Jeshi - download .pdf

VuSETI Open Source Cluster Visualisation Tool, Kyle Harrison - download .pdf

Microsoft Azure, amplifying human ingenuity, Mike Kiernan - download .pdf

Machine Learning Tools for the Visualisation of BigData. We all love images! Kyle Harrison - download .pdf

Machine learning in the era of data intensity astronomy, Russ Taylor - download .pdf

 

Computational Mechanics

Adjusting empirical relationships in a turbulence model to match experimental data, Gareth Erfort - download .pdf

Performance Analysis of an HPC Implementation for large-scale Propagation Prediction, Johan Havenga - download .pdf

Modelling of multiphase flow in process equipment: The trade-off between accuracy and computational efficiency, Dr Muaaz Bhamjee - download .pdf

Computational aeroacoustic modelling using hybrid RANS/LES methods with modi ed acoustic analogies, Zamashobane Nyandeni - download .pdf

Computational modelling of furnace tapholes a case study in life at the interface between academic and industrial research, Quinn Reynolds and Markus Erwee - download .pdf

 

DIRISA

Libraries enabling Open Data: UCTs new Institutional Data Repository, Niklas Zimmer - download .pdf

 

Earth Science

High Performance Computing at the South African Weather Service, Bopape - download .pdf

Ocean Model Choices for VR-ESM: configuring for the Southern Ocean, Nicolette Chang - download .pdf

Development of the Variable-resolution Earth System Model (VrESM) at the CSIR, Francois Engelbrecht and Asmerom Beraki - download .pdf

Evaluation of Soil Moisture in the Coupled CCAM-CABLE Model over South Africa Using In situ and ESA CCI Satellite Observations, Floyd Khosa, Marna van Der Merwe, Mohau Mateyisi and Gregor Feig - download .pdf

Prospects for improving Coastal Modelling in the Benguela region, Thulwaneng Mashifane - download .pdf

Modelling the variability of convective activity over East Rand South Africa, Sifiso Mbatha, Mary-Jane Bopape, Hector Chikoore and Nthaduleni Nethengwe - download .pdf

Heatwaves in the future warmer climate of South Africa, Innocent Mbokodo, Mary-Jane Bopape, Hector Chikoore, Nthaduleni Nethengwe and Francois Engelbrecht - download .pdf

The Seasonal Cycle of CO2 in the Southern Ocean: Diagnosing Anomalies in CMIP5 Earth Systems Models, Precious Mongwe, A/Prof Marcello Vichi and Dr Pedro M. S. Monteiro - download .pdf

Computations on the CHPC: COSMO model, Patience Mulovhedzi - download .pdf

Computational modelling of astroparticles in the neighbourhood of the Sun: Transient phenomena, Marius Potgieter and collaborators - download .pdf

Low frequency variability of the Southern Indian Ocean A modelling Approach, Mthetho Vuyo Sovara (MSc) - download pdf

Understanding rainfall distribution over the Drakensberg Mountain Range under weak synoptic conditions, Ridick Roland Takong - download .pdf

South African Record Rainfalls, Jan H. Vermeulen - download .pdf

 

HPC Techniques

Understanding and Controlling Processor Affinity, Kent Milfeld - download .pdf

 

HPC Technologies

Interconnect the future, paving the Road to Exascale, Mellanox - download .pdf

Striving to the End-User HPC Sweet Spot, Ernst Burger Altair - download .pdf (74mb)

 

Material Science

Spin transfer torque field switching of magnetization in vertically-stacked multilayers, Aniekan Magnus Ukpong - download .pdf

Computational modeling as a complementary and predictive tool in materials science research, George Amolo - download .pdf

Moddelling and Predicting the properties of materials at the atomic level using HEC: The UK Materials Chemistry Consortium (MCC), Richard Catlow and Scott Woodley - download .pdf

Tuning the electronic, magnetic and optical properties of 2D materials: Ab initio insights, Cecil NM Ouma (PhD), (Pr. Phys.) - download .pdf

Phase diagram for O2 and H2O on platinum from DFT, Pierre Cilliers, Melissa Petersen, Eric van Steen - download .pdf

Charge transport, interfacial interactions and synergistic mechanism in BiNbO4/MWO4 (M = Zn and Cd) heterostructures for hydrogen production: insights from a DFT + U study, Francis Opoku, Krishna K. Govender, Cornelia G. C. E. van Sittert and Penny P. Govender - download .pdf

Computational study of anatase Tio2 as an anode material for energy storage devices, M. Gandamipfa and P.E. Ngoepe - download .pdf

E ffect of pressure on structural, mechanical, dynamical and electronic properties of ReSe2: A theoretical investigation - download .pdf

Density function theory study of different dye molecules and TIO2 doped brookrite surfaces for application in dye-sensitized solar cell, Eric N Maluta, Steve R Dima, Steve Ranwaha, Ife Elebeleye and Rapela R Maphanga - download .pdf

Structure Property relationships in Polymer solar cells Materials, Sandile Mamba - download .pdf

Validation of the OSCAR-5 Code System against Experimental Data on Fuel Burnup and Material Activation in Research Reactors, F. A. van Heerden - download .pdf

Limits of Langmuir, Eric van Steen - download .pdf

DMol3/COSMO-RS Predictionof aqueous solubility and reactivity of selected Azo Dyes: Effect of global orbital cut-off and COSMO segment variation, OlaideO. Wahab - download .pdf

ELSI: A Unified Software Interface for Kohn-Sham Electronic Structure Solvers, Victor Yu, William Huhn, Raul Laasner, Lin Lin, Jianfeng Lu, Álvaro Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Chao Yang and Volker Blum - download .pdf

 

Workshop

Big Data Meets HPC: Exploitng HPC Technologies for Accelerating Big Data Processing and Management, Xiaoyi Lu and Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda - download .pdf

 

 

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

 

 

CHPC On Youtube

CHPC Student Cluster Competition 2017

 

SANReN Hacking Challenge

Presentation Videos

The Dawning of the Neo Digital Age in the Era of Nano - Professor Thomas Sterling

 

Dramatic Changes for HPC Storage and IO

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