Since the advent of supercomputers in the 1960s, High Performance Computing (HPC) which use supercomputers to solve complex computational problems has helped solve business and scientific problems. By combining parallel processing capability, memory and storage capacity, HPC is an increasingly important research tool- considering that research has evolved over time and data is increasing in volumes (Big data).
The benefits of using ICT in education are very significant and are now more than ever quickly being acknowledged. In realization of this, education and research institutions are employing the Internet as a learning tool. As a National, Research and Education Network (NREN), KENET seeks to enhance education and research by ensuring such institutions are connected to affordable, cost-effective and low-congestion Internet bandwidth.