African Su­per­com­put­ers to Power Next Phase of De­vel­op­ment

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In­creas­ing com­put­ing power in Africa will bring in its wake, it is hoped, a surge in eco­nomic and re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The new su­per­com­puter, the ihub Clus­ter, is be­ing built in the Kenyan cap­i­tal by one of Africa’s pi­o­neer­ing in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy hubs – ihub Nairobi ( /pages /home.php) – in part­ner­ship with In­ter­net prod­ucts and ser­vices com­pany Google and mi­crochip maker In­tel Cor­po­ra­tion.

The ihub su­per­com­puter hopes to help univer­si­ties and col­leges to gain a com­pet­i­tive edge and be able to un­der­take more com­plex re­search in the fields of media, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and bio­med­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. – (Oc­to­ber 2012)

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