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Memorandum of Understanding between CHPC and PRACE

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa (CHPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the PRACE booth at International Supercomputing Conference 2017.

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On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa (CHPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the PRACE booth at International Supercomputing Conference 2017. The inspiration for this MoU came from informal meetings that had taken place between the PRACE and the CHPC at the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) in October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

PRACE Managing Director, Serge Bogaerts, and CHPC Director, Dr Happy Sithole, are delighted to announce the signing of the MoU between the CHPC and PRACE.

The purpose of the MoU is to implement a fruitful exchange of information in the fields of computational science and engineering. In addition, the aim is to identify collaboration and partnership opportunities as a strategic objective. To achieve these objectives, a set of tasks will be identified and supervised by coordinators designated by the CHPC and PRACE. The follow-up of the implementation of this MoU will also be the subject of technical meetings between the two parties.

“The CHPC is delighted about the MoU with PRACE as it will pave the way for defining concrete collaboration opportunities that will benefit the CHPC and its users.  It will also positively build the networking opportunities between the CHPC and PRACE.  I am indeed looking forward to this exciting collaboration opportunity,” said Dr van Rensburg, CHPC Research Manager.

The MoU between the CHPC and PRACE will strengthen and deepen their cooperation at the international level and reinforce the high performance computing (HPC) ecosystem worldwide.

“This is another step towards a world-wide HPC ecosystem for excellent science and research supporting flagship projects like the square kilometre array (SKA),” said Prof. Dr Anwar Osseyran, Chair of the PRACE Council.
 


From left to right: Dr Florian Berberich (PRACE), Prof. Dr Anwar Osseyran (PRACE),
Dr Happy Sithole (CHPC), Serge Bogaerts (PRACE), Dr Werner Janse Van Rensburg (CHPC).

About CHPC

The CHPC is a government-funded, HPC centre in South Africa. It provides world-class HPC that enables cutting-edge research in South Africa and the region. The CHPC is one of three primary pillars of the South African national cyberinfrastructure system supported by the Department of Science and Technology. The South African National Research Network and the Data Intensive Research Infrastructure of South Africa complement the CHPC through provision of high-bandwidth connectivity and the effective curation of a variety of large and critical databases.

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About PRACE

The PRACE is an international non-profit association that is situated in Brussels. The PRACE research infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high-performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations, which are accessible through PRACE, are provided and funded by five PRACE members: Barcelona Supercomputing Centre representing Spain, Consorzio Interuniversitario del Nord est Italiano Per il Calcolo representing Italy, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico representing Switzerland, Gauss Centre for Supercomputing representing Germany and Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif representing France. PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-312763 and from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014 - 2020) under grant agreements 653838 and 730913. For more information, see www.prace-ri.eu

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Telephone: +32 2 613 09 27
Email: communication@prace-ri.eu