Events

  • SC19 Conference

    SC19 is the International Conference for High Performance Computing (HP, Networking, Storage, and Analysis). The impact of HPC goes beyond traditional research boundaries to enhance our daily lives. Be part of the HPC revolution at the SC19 Conference. Discover the latest technologies, products, solutions, and services from cutting-edge innovators joining us from around the world. Here’s your opportunity to meet and interact with industry, research organizations, startups, and universities all under one roof at SC19 Conference.

    SCinet is the SC19 Conference’s high-capacity network. During the week of SC, SCinet becomes the most powerful and advanced network on Earth, connecting the SC community to the world. Every year, industry, academia, and government experts volunteer to design, build, and administer the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure. SCinet not only provides internet connectivity for conference attendees, it pushes the boundaries of networking technologies and innovations through workshops, demos, and collaborative opportunities.

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  • Lunch and Learn: Getting a Handle on HPC Cloud Costs

    Learn the many advantages of using a cloud spend management platform and how to avoid expensive mistakes when migrating HPC workloads to the cloud at our complimentary Lunch and Learn. Acquire best practices and proven approaches to efficiently manage hybrid and cloud-only clusters and benefit from new research and survey results related to HPC cloud spending

    This event will be valuable for anyone considering the use of cloud for HPC workloads and will be particularly useful for attendees running Slurm, Univa Grid Engine, or open-source Grid Engine. The Lunch and Learn brings together some of the industry’s brightest minds for a collaborative and sociable local forum.

    In this event hosted by Univa, we’ll recommend approaches to plan a hybrid cloud project that will help you avoid common pitfalls and challenges. The session will focus on real-world deployment examples and provide technical demonstrations showing how hybrid clouds can be deployed efficiently and cost-effectively across multiple cloud providers.

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  • CHPC Conference 2019

    The CHPC Conference’s comprehensive program will include national and international contributions. It will also include 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 expo zone will showcase solutions by leading technology companies. The zone will also be the national Student Cluster Competition and Student Cyber Security Challenge’s battleground! 20 teams from universities across the country will seek national honours and the opportunity to represent South Africa at international levels.

    About CHCP

    CHPC has also positioned the country amongst the world’s leading nations in HPC, through placings in the world’s fastest computer rankings (top500) and through attracting prominent people to partner with South Africa in developing HPC capabilities in the African continent. Increasing realisation of the private sector’s need for HPC as a form of enhancing its competitiveness and adopting the centre as a partner of choice have been key to these achievements. This move has direct bearing on the objectives of the national government in particular towards job creation through competitive and innovative industry, and building of the advanced skills required for the knowledge-based economy as outlined in the DST’s Ten Year Innovation Plan adopted in 2007

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  • Open FinTech Forum 2019
    Open FinTech Forum 2019 focuses on the intersection of financial services and open source. It will also provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs. Additionally, to drive flexibility and efficiency, Open FinTech Forum 2019 provides an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies. These technologies include AI, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger and Kubernetes/Containers.
    This forum better informs IT decision makers in the financial services sector about the open technologies driving digital transformation, and how to best utilize an open source strategy and implementation to:
    • Enable new products, services and capabilities
    • Increase IT efficiencies
    • Establish and strengthen internal license compliance programs
    • Attract top-level talent and train existing talent on the latest disruptive technologies

    Why is open source important for financial services firms?

    • Digital consumerization created the need for faster time to market which open source software provides
    • IT departments need to be able to roll out new applications quickly and inexpensively – open source software allows IT departments to do more with less
    • Open source software and projects allow firms to take advantage of an enormous pool of technical talent without additional spend
    • Open source software offers a plethora of benefits including flexibility, reliability and stability
    • Next-generation technologies are increasingly developed and refined in open source communities
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