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advances in processors and high-
performance computing have allowed
UCT’s researchers – especially, but not
exclusively, those in the natural sciences – to push the envelope in their studies.
From supercomputers to cellphones, the field has opened up a slew of new prospects
for scientists, some even having a hand in the development of industry-standard
computing languages and software. Such are the opportunities that the university
has even started its own ground-level high-performance computing infrastructure,
allowing more scholars access to such capabilities.