Fastest computer in Africa unveiled in Cape Town

07 June 2016 - 19:34 By Deneesha Pillay

The fastest computer on the African continent was launched at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Cape Town on Tuesday.Unveiled by the CSIR’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC)‚ the petaflops machine has been named Lengau‚ which is a Setswana name for Cheetah.In a statement the CSIR said that “this is a super computer with processing speed capable of a thousand-trillion floating point operations (flops) per second”.

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