African Supercomputers to Power Next Phase of Development
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 (ihub.co.ke /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)