[hpc-announce] Call for IO/Storage talks CHPC User's Group Cape Town South Africa, December 2-6

Lofstead, Gerald F II gflofst at sandia.gov
Fri Aug 31 10:57:56 CDT 2018

Submission deadline: 12h00, Monday, 17 September 2018 South Africa time zone.

The Centre for High Performance Computing in South Africa is holding its 12th annual user's meeting in Cape Town, December 2-6, 2018. This is the premier event in Africa related to the rapidly growing HPC usage on the continent. As home for half of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope and one of the BRICS countries, South Africa is leading the continent on building HPC infrastructure to support commercial and scientific users.

This meeting gathers around 450 people largely from the southern African region, but also from the rest of the world (particularly Europe and North America). The audience are largely end-users, but wish to learn about recent developments that can inspire the way they think about IO and storage in their computing work. This is also the event where South Africa selects their highly competitive student cluster competition team. Interacting with these and other student attendees is highly encouraged.

Talks are requested that describe recent research advances and newly available tools that can help users with their application IO needs or inspire them to think differently about their data management tasks as part of their work. An abstract must be submitted on the website below to be considered. Selected talks will be 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Submissions from underrepresented groups in the community are strongly encouraged.

More information can be found at:

Submissions can be made at the website under the Programme link on the left side.

If you have any questions about South Africa, CHPC, or logistical issues, please contact:

Jay Lofstead
gflofst at sandia.gov

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