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Double boon for South Africa at supercomputer conference

Aficionados of supercomputing in South Africa have two reasons to celebrate, with the sealing of a new partnership and an award at a conference in Germany.

A team of six young scientists from South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing won second place at the International Student Cluster Competition held during the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt in June.

The students constructed a small computer cluster, which was measured for performance and tested for application strengths. Students from Tsinghua University in China won first prize.

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