There was some exciting news announced today about how the most powerful supercomputer in Africa will be used in research related to drought and climate change, HIV, as well as alternative fuels. This comes as a result of an innovative partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, Dell, Cambridge University, and Eclipse Holdings.

Here are some bullet points take from the news announcement:

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa, Cambridge University, Eclipse Holdings and Dell together expand on the Center of High Performance Computing in South Africa’s existing infrastructure to build most powerful supercomputer in Africa.
  • Dell expands access to computing for researchers around the world through on-going high performance computing technology transfer and development with Cambridge University and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.
  • The cluster in Africa will be used to investigate research areas including climate change, alternative fuels, disease and more.

To read all of the details about this exciting announcement, please read the news release here.