Miss Zintle Sanda
Systems Administrator, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
I am a High Performance Computing systems engineer with expertise in Linux administration, networking, and security. I work for the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under the unit Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC).
I currently hold a BTech in Information Technology, majoring in Communication Networks and I am pursuing my MTech.
My job responsibility is the daily management, monitoring, and configuration of the networks, security, and computer systems in the HPC environment.
My role also consists of a diverse range of projects, some of which include the HPC Ecosystems Project, which targets SADC, SKA, and HPC Ecosystems partner institutions for HPC deployment and Advanced Research Computing capacity development.
My responsibilities include building Supercomputers from decommissioned resources to different institutions and giving training in system administration. This project allows me to contribute to building Africa with HPC capabilities and skills, and also empower disadvantaged institutions.
I am also part of the Human Capital Development (HCD) committee, some of the activities entail participating in workshops created to empower and prepare students for the workplace. We get to also talk about what we do and our experiences. We find ways we can inspire the youth with jobs in Science.