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Lengau: Global Grand Challenges Through an African Lens

South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Program Director Kagiso Chikane recently welcomed 100 guests to the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town for the dedication of the fastest computer on the African continent. “Lengau,” which means “Cheetah” in the African Setswana language, ranked 121 on the June TOP500 list of the world’s fastest...
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Supercomputer Changing Genetic Medicine in Africa

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa. Members of the Blue Waters team recently made it possible to discover genomic variants in over 300 deeply sequenced human samples to help construct a genotyping chip specific for African populations. NCSA's...
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Dell Unveils Supercomputer In South Africa To Stimulate Research And Technology Sector Economy

Dell has revealed a supercomputer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Cape Town, South Africa, aimed at stimulating research and the private sector economy in the nation. The machine, nicknamed Lengau, which means “cheetah” in Tswana, is the fastest on the continent, according to the company. The 40,000-core 19 rack system has the capability to store 5PB....
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