CHPC: Centre for High Performance Computing

The Centre for High Performance Computing provides high performance computing to support scientific research and the private sector’s needs in South Africa. Based in Rosebank, Cape Town, the CHPC represents South Africa as a world-class facility and has been ranked in the world’s top 500 supercomputers. At the CHPC, over 5000 cpu cores are shared by users to conduct research.

The modelling goal of SOCCO is to have a suite of ocean-ice-biogeochemistry models which we can use to understand the surface-ocean processes and ocean-atmosphere carbon exchange in the Southern Ocean. Starting at coarse-resolution global models to regional high-resolution models, the increasing complexity and resolution requires increasing computing power. Currently, out high-resolution 1/12 South Atlantic Sector model uses over 1200 cpus. For this, SOCCO modelling research depends on the infrastructure as well as the technical staff provided by the CHPC.

  • The CHPC boardroom
  • The Tsessebe cluster of the CHPC with over 5000 cores.
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The Centre for High Performance Computing provides high performance computing to support scientific research and the private sector’s needs in South Africa. Based in Rosebank, Cape Town, the CHPC represents South Africa as a world-class facility and has been ranked in the world’s top 500 supercomputers. At the CHPC, over 5000 cpu cores are shared by users to conduct research.

The modelling goal of SOCCO is to have a suite of ocean-ice-biogeochemistry models which we can use to understand the surface-ocean processes and ocean-atmosphere carbon exchange in the Southern Ocean. Starting at coarse-resolution global models to regional high-resolution models, the increasing complexity and resolution requires increasing computing power. Currently, out high-resolution 1/12 South Atlantic Sector model uses over 1200 cpus. For this, SOCCO modelling research depends on the infrastructure as well as the technical staff provided by the CHPC.

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