The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group uses commercial, open-source and in-house developed numerical codes to solve complex aerodynamic, fluid-dynamic, fluid-structure and multi-physics probl
A novel research study by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University to quantify water uses nationwide shows that, while South Africa’s largest water user is the agricultural sector, in Gauteng; industri
Some of the most common household products, including sunscreens, hair relaxers, lotions and cleaning detergents, contain engineered nanomaterial ingredients that, when released into the environment, have the potential to cause nanopollution, warn studies by local environmental and nanotechnology scientists.
With challenges such as access to finance, markets and infrastructure that support new business, the small medium and micro enterprise (SMME) landscape in South Africa has experienced teething prob
The Centre for High Performance Computing is contributing to a strong base of high-performance computing skills in South Africa.
A team of six South African undergraduate students has taken first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The spectacular success follows 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 competition took place from 16 to 19 June 2019.
The CHPC's Lengau supercomputer has placed 496th on the computing community's Top500 List. The list was announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany in June 2019.
The selection of the student team to represent South Africa at the International Supercomputing Conference starts with an invitation to universities from around the country so that students from all backgrounds are given a chance to learn and compete.