Welcome to the 11th CHPC National Conference, to be held at the picturesque Velmoré Hotel Estate, Pretoria.
The theme for this year's gathering is: HPC convergence with novel applications models for better service to research and industry. The theme comes as HPC is 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 will include 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 will be tutorials and workshops, while the main conference will be 4-6 December. Once again, the South African Development Community (SADC) HPC Collaboration Forum will form part of the conference to discuss the SADC HPC framework and implementation plans.
Our expo zone will be showcasing solutions by leading technology companies and will be the student competition battleground where almost 20 teams from universities across the country will be seeking national honours in the Student Cluster Competition and in the Student Cyber Security Competition - a new addition to the conference. We trust you will find an exciting programme and we look forward to meeting our regular and new delegates.
We look forward to seeing you in Pretoria!
Dr Happy Sithole, Director: CHPC