South African Centre for High Performance Computing Established in 2007, the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in South Africa currently has about 1,000 users from academia and industry. The center supports research from across a number of domains and participates in a number of large-scale international projects, such as CERN and the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope project. The SKA Readiness Project is one such project; it aims to distribute HPC equipment to the eight African partner countries that will be hosting SKA together with South Africa. These systems will be used for training and preparation for the data processing requirements associated with SKA. SKA Africa partner countries have already received HPC systems from three supercomputers during the first phase of deployment, including racks from TACC's Ranger system. The second phase of the SKA Readiness started in 2018, with the contribution and distribution of portions of TACC's Stampede system.