The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) at CSIR in Cape Town launched the fastest computer on the continent on 7 June 2016.
Sevent are proud to have been awarded the tender for the audio visual coordination and project management for this event.
Sevent teamed up with AV Direct for the provision of audio visual event services.
Above is the main boardroom where all addresses and presentations were given.
There were 3 Guest areas - the main Boardroom, the Courtyard & the Lecture room. In the main room we filmed the proceedings with an HD camera while our mixing director switched between live camera and presentations. We used a 7000 ansi lumen Christie projector in the main room, and relayed the visuals with audio to the courtyard & lecture room. Our 2 other cameramen filmed activities in other areas with HD cameras.
Part of our brief was to edit the footage from the 3 HD cameras, after the Launch.
The Courtyard: Guests were able to view the images on 2 large plasma screens, while our blue LED lighting enhanced the mood. Speakers where also installed for audio
The Lecture Room: Here we likewise showed the same images projected onto the screen. Speakers likewise were installed for the sound.
Dr Thomas Auf der Heyde, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science and Technology unveiled the plaque in the control room adjoining the large super computer room
Here we also had a cameraman filming the unveiling with an HD camera. We also had a small sound system with a microphone. The images and sound were relayed live to the 3 guest areas.
The super computer itself This petascale machine occupies this whole room. It was named Lengau which is a Setswana name for Cheetah. When the delegates went to view the computer, they were given ear plugs because of the noise generated in the room.