classic | mobile
 

Search...

 

South Africa wins international student cluster competition
Third Quarter 2019, News & events


A team of six South African undergraduate students recently took first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany. This spectacular success followed four days of working on a selection of tests and applications to optimise and run their computer cluster to demonstrate the performance of their chosen design.

The team of four UCT students and two Wits students entered the rigorous and fiercely contested competition following their success at the national round, where they beat nine other South African teams. The team took on 102 members of teams from all over the world. The team took first place with the highest overall score for all the benchmarks they were given. Team South Africa has won the competition four times.

The selection phase coincides with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) Winter School. This is designed to impart critical knowledge for building a cluster, which includes using Linux systems, the basic software stack of a cluster and considerations when choosing hardware. Selection concludes with an assignment that requires each team to build a prototype cluster in the cloud. The teams selected proceed to the national competition. Here participants build small high performance clusters out of hardware provided by the CHPC and its industrial partners. They are given a selection of applications to optimise and run on their cluster to demonstrate the performance of their design. The teams are judged on a combination of the performance of the applications and the design of the cluster.

For more information contact David Mandaha, CSIR, +27 12 841 3654, dmandaha@csir.co.za, www.csir.co.za


Share via email     Print this page  

Further reading:

  • From the editor’s desk: The reality of augmented reality
    Third Quarter 2019, Technews Publishing, News & events
    Augmented reality (AR) in various forms has been around for a while, think Pokemon, but its application on the factory floor is only now starting to take off. At the Electra Mining Expo I had a chance ...
  • A Digital Enterprise journey
    Third Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, News & events
    Siemens recently demonstrated its Digital Enterprise portfolio at the Africa Automation Fair (AAF), showcasing its current and future digital automation technologies.
  • SKF’s Meet The World initiative
    Third Quarter 2019, SKF South Africa, News & events
    Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations travel to Gothenburg to take part and play 4500 games on 110 fields. Wiith its headquarters in ...
  • Bosch Rexroth hosts customers at the Bosch Rexroth HUBB
    Third Quarter 2019, News & events
    The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies recently held its first customer day at the Rexroth HUBB in Kempton Park. In a celebration of the Group’s relationships with its customers and business ...
  • Engineering is shaping the future
    Third Quarter 2019, ESTEQ, Siemens Digital Industries, News & events
    This year’s highly successful Engineering Community Conference hosted by technology specialist, ESTEQ at the CSIR International Conference Centre focused on how to future-proof your businesses, ideas, ...
  • Festo inspires with smart digital solutions
    Third Quarter 2019, Festo, News & events
    Festo recently hosted its second highly successful series of Automation Expo seminars and exhibitions that focused on higher productivity through digitalisation in automation. They were held at venues ...
  • A pioneer and role model
    Third Quarter 2019, News & events
    There is a serious shortage of women in engineering. Globally it is a male dominated field. According to ECSA, only 11% of the total number of engineers registered are female and only 4% of these are ...
  • Celebrating 100 years of the spherical roller bearing
    Third Quarter 2019, SKF South Africa, News & events
    The spherical roller bearing (SRB), that helps engineers accommodate heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections, celebrates its 100th birthday this year thanks ...
  • Double win for Schneider Electric
    Third Quarter 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events
    Schneider Electric has once again gained recognition for its efforts in sustainable development, being awarded both first and second place at the annual Steel and Engineering Industry Federation of South ...
  • Appointments
    Third Quarter 2019, News & events
      
  • Are you ready for Industry 5.0?
    2nd Quarter 2019, Technews Publishing, News & events
    In this issue of Motion Control we have some stories about collaborative robots from Festo, Metal Work and Cobot. These are launching the manufacturing industry into a whole new world and are a reality ...
  • Ten years of emerging enterprise and graduate development
    2nd Quarter 2019, News & events
    Bosch Ulwazi marks its tenth anniversary this year, with a track record in the advancement of engineering skills across South Africa. The company was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of Bosch Holdings ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.