Zimbabwe this week launched the Zimbabwe High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) with the help of China’s Government. This can be Described as a major step towards technological and economic development in the region.China offered Zimbabwe US$5,4 million for the HPC centre project. China is also supporting Zimbabwe in the expansion of the Kariba South Hydro power station which will add another 300 megawatts on the country’s grid
The new center be a “world-class hub” for high performance computing that will support high-end research in multiple disciplines.The HPCC is responsible for all sectors of the economy.
The HPCC center was not established for my Ministry alone but is for the benefit of all stakeholders and is another achievement for Zimbabwe and should receive due recognition as it will revolutionize and leap frog our national development agenda,” said Oppah Muchinguri, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Science and Technology Development.
As one of Africa’s largest trading partners, China has emerged as Zimbabwe’s closest international allies after Western countries imposed sanctions on President Mugabe a decade ago.