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CHPC wins 2016 Student Cluster Competition

Frankfurt-Germany – The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany this week.

CHPC’s Lengau ranked 121st on world’s ‘TOP500 list’ of supercomputers

The Centre for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) newly-launched petascale machine, Lengau (Setswana for Cheetah), received international recognition this week by being placed 121st on the computing TOP500 List at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The CHPC is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and is managed by the CSIR. Lengau was recently unveiled in Cape Town.

Military stakeholders gather to discuss information and communications technology

MICSSA is hosted bi-annually by the Command Management Information Systems of the South African National Defence Force.

CSIR’s SeaFAR detects massive bilge dump

The unauthorised dumping of waste oil into the ocean, which is commonly known as bilge dumping, is highly illegal and hazardous to marine ecology. Whereas most shipping companies remain on the right side of the law regarding bilge dumping, there are some that blatantly contravene it. Recently, a ship en-route to Iran performed the longest bilge dump between Madagascar and Mozambique.

Young CSIR energy system modeller helps to quantify true value of renewable energy

There are many misconceptions about the value of wind and solar power, including that it is expensive and unreliable. Joanne Calitz is a young energy system modeller at the CSIR who uses mathematical modelling to quantify the true value of renewable energy in South Africa.

The CSIR supports bright young scientists to take the country forward

June is celebrated as Youth Month to pay tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto. This year, the theme for Youth Month is 'Youth moving South Africa forward' and it marks the 40th anniversary of the uprising.

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Unlocking the mysteries of the Southern Ocean for better climate modelling
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