2018 Conference Talks

Plenary Talks

Welcoming Address, Ms Hina Patel (CSIR)

New Era in HPC, Ms Patricia Damkroger (Intel)

Market Update: HPC, Hyperscale and AI – Mr Addison Snell (Intersect360 Research)

NRENs: The Pathways to Global Knowledge and Collaboration, Mr Michael Foley

Security Intelligence: Data to Cyber War, Prof Elmarie Biermann (Cyber Security Institute)

The MeerKAT Science Data Processing Journey, Mr Khutso Ngoasheng (SARAO)

Big Data Analytics: Does Data Quality Really Matter? Prof Bekisipho Twala (UNISA)

Student Awards Evening

Keynote Talks

Patricia Damkroger, Intel

Michael Foley

Bhekisipho Twala, UNISA 

Khutso Ngoasheng, SARAO

Elmarie Biermann, Cyber Security Institute


Invited Talks

Peter Braam, Braam Research, LLC

Ian Shipsey, University of Oxford

Francesco Petruccione, University of KwaZulu Natal

Matthias Troyer, Microsoft

Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories

Kevin Brown, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Matthew Curry, Sandia National Laboratories

Kevin Naidoo, University of Cape Town

Nelishia Pillay, University of Pretoria

Peter Teske, University of Johannesburg

Hasani Chauke, University of Limpopo

Driaan Bezuidenhout, Mintek

Suzanne Cawood, eScience

Christopher Perry, Johnson-Matthey

Imraan Parker, De Beers Marine

Alan Christoffels, University of the Western Cape

Özlem Tastan Bishop, Rhodes University 

Wian van der Merwe, Aerotherm

Rob Farber, Techenablement

Francois Mouton, CSIR

Suné von Solms, University of Johannesburg

Alecia Naidu, UCT

Sumir Panji, UCT

Ina Smith, ASSAF

Makaba Macanda, UNISA

Mary-Jane Bopape, SAWS

Isak van Der Walt, UP  

Heila Pienaar, UP

Uche Mbanaso, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria


CHPC National Conference 2019, to be hosted at Birchwood Conference Centre, Kempton Park, South Africa, 1-5 December 2019.

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