3-7 December 2017
Velmoré Hotel Estate
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Scientific Programme

  • Astronomy/SKA

    Astronomy and the SKA.

  • Computational Chemistry

    Computational chemistry, including pharmacology and related applications.

  • Computational Mechanics

    Computational mechanics, including computational electromagnetics and related areas in engineering and science.

  • Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences

    Bioinformatics and biological sciences.

  • HPC Techniques and Computer Science

    HPC techniques and computer science.

  • Earth Systems Modelling

    Earth systems modelling, including ocean, atmosphere, weather and climate sciences.

  • Materials Science & Physics

    Materials science and related physics.

  • Astrophysics and Space Physics

    Astrophysics, cosmology and space physics.

  • Storage and I/O

    Extremely large storage and very fast I/O.

  • Cognitive Computing & Machine Learning

    AI, cognitive computing, big data and machine learning.

  • B.o.F

    Birds of a feather sessions dedicated to speciality topics and discussions.

  • S.I.G.

    Special Interest Group meeting.

  • Workshops

    Workshops take place on Sunday or Thursday and are half-day or one day in duration. They are dedicated to a single topic and include short courses, tutorials, mini-symposia or workshops.


    South African National Research Network dedicated track.


    Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa dedicated session.

  • Student Cluster Competition

    Final round of the CHPC student cluster competition.

  • Network Security Competition

    Student network security competition.

  • HPC Technology

    The technology of HPC, hardware and software.