Building a Better Computational Environment !!
Information is important at every level of human inquiry today, from personal to corporate, local to international. As a consequence, significant commercial as well as academic effort has been directed toward developing computer-based systems that facilitate the organization, storage, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation of information. Having this in mind the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute established High Computing, ICT and Data Administration Directorate. The directorate currently is working in building the basic ICT infrastructure that the institute requires to have. Some of the ICT infrastructure under construction is
The institute plans to build space technologies that can gather big data from satellite, Ground stations and Telescope. The directorate plans to build a high computing facility that can process, store and analyses this big data, so that the directorate can build a better computational environment for the institute researchers and PhD students. In order to accomplish this, the directorate has already established collaboration with the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in the area of High Computing and Big Data Analysis.
One of the Technology focus area of the directorate is High-performance computing (HPC). HPC is well suited and steadily being adopted for myriad defense and aerospace applications. HPC currently is playing a major role in: training and simulation; on-board systems for navigation, defense, and attack; and command, control, communications, intelligence, computers and surveillance.