Featured Event: South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing National Conference

Last week, Altair announced a three-year partnership with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC). This makes the company a Platinum Sponsor of the CHPC National Conference, which occurs annually. This year, the event will take place at Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa from December 1-5 with the theme, “Towards an Energy Efficient HPC System.”

About 350 attendees are expected to participate in a series of preconference workshops and tutorials, including keynote and breakaway sessions that will focus on applications that enable HPC systems to operate with a minimal environmental footprint. The conference will also host two forums: the Industrial HPC Advisory Council, which will assess and advise how the center can best serve the private sector in South Africa; and the SADC HPC Collaboration Forum, which will assess how the region might best utilize HPC to collaborate across industries and influence infrastructure development.

CHPC is one of three primary pillars of the national cyber infrastructure intervention initiated by South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), and is managed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Meraka Institute. CHPC provides world-class HPC that enables cutting-edge research with a postive impact on the South African economy.

After the recent acquisition of Stellenbosch-based EM Software and Systems – SA (Pty) Ltd, Altair is on track to support and encourage the growth of the high-performance computing (HPC) community in the Southern Africa region. Check out the presentations from previous years, and register today!

Gronum Smith

Country Manager and Electromagnetics Marketing Director at Altair
Gronum co-founded EM Software & Systems in 1994. In 2000, after several years of consulting in the field of antennas, antenna placement and EM simulations, he dedicated his time to global marketing and business development for FEKO. Since becoming part of Altair in 2014, he is the Country Manager for South Africa and Electromagnetics Marketing Director. Gronum holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering (Electromagnetics) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Gronum Smith
Gronum Smith

About Gronum Smith

Gronum co-founded EM Software & Systems in 1994. In 2000, after several years of consulting in the field of antennas, antenna placement and EM simulations, he dedicated his time to global marketing and business development for FEKO. Since becoming part of Altair in 2014, he is the Country Manager for South Africa and Electromagnetics Marketing Director. Gronum holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering (Electromagnetics) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

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