Dr Peter Braam, the creator of the massively parallel Lustre file-system is in South Africa for a few days to lecture on topics related to software engineering, high performance computing and of course how these topics are relevant to the Square Kilometer Array project.
The series of lectures, organised by the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) was originally intended for just the Cape Town region. Due to a high level of interest as well as the new high throughput electronics lab at The University of the Witwatersrand, he spent the day in Johannesburg too.
A great lunch was served and attendance was good, with over 30 people attending the afternoon event. Dr Braam lectured on software engineering practices and also on the state of high performance computing storage requirements which rang several bells in line with the groups research.
I would have loved to post a photo of the event but unfortunately my phone corrupted the image. These things happen...