CHPC South Africa
The objectives of the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) are to enable South Africa to become globally competitive and accelerate Africa’s socioeconomic uplift through the effective use of high-end cyber infrastructure.
CHPC facility encompassed a tricky environment—”a whole zoo of architectures”—that needed to be integrated: AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon, Power PC, Power 4+, and SPARC processors running a mixture of UNIX (Solaris), Linux (SLES), and Microsoft Windows HPC server 2008 operating systems and multiple resource managers.
Moab Adaptive HPC Suite® from Adaptive Computing
Moab’s intelligent management has improved research productivity by eliminating wait times and improving utilization levels to over 95%. Moab’s ability to automatically provision Linux or Microsoft Windows HPC server environments has made Africa’s premier HPC capabilities available to a much wider community, including the producers of Africa’s first animated 3D movie, “The Lion of Judah,” to be released in 2010.