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Media Releases

| Media Release
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Friday, June 21, 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. 

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

A team of six South African undergraduate students has taken first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 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.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

South African undergraduate students have placed in the top three positions of the international Student Cluster Competition every year since they first competed in 2013.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Centre for High Performance Computing is contributing to a strong base of high-performance computing skills in South Africa.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 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.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

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.

| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

The CSIR has embarked on an ongoing research, development and application endeavour to investigate various biometric modalities, which include fingerprints, the iris, ear and face, that were captured at birth or during infancy, in order to determine which modalities are best suited for the automated biometric recognition of children from infancy to adulthood, and beyond.

| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

CSIR welcomes Dr Bonginkosi “Blade” Nzimande and Mr Buti Manamela as the new Minister and Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, respectively, as appointed by President Cyril Ramphosa, on Wednesday, 29 May 2019.

| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is working closely with private sector and innovation partners in developing and localising technologies to support the advancement of industries in South Africa.