Computer News - In Brief

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- South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing is upgrading its capacity in computational power in support of the country's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This follows the recent agreement between Intel South Africa Corporation and the SKA South Africa Project to partner in evaluating the highest Intel technologies in processing the enormous data rates produced by radio telescopes.

- The Liberian government has launched the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS). The IFMIS is a computerized budget management and accounting system that automates key aspects of budget preparation, execution, accounting, reporting and human resource management in ministries and agencies. It will initially be implemented in the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Service Agency. In the first phase, connectivity will also be provided to the Central Bank of Liberia and the General Auditing Commission for bank reconciliation and auditing purposes, respectively.