A new made-in-India Petascale Supercomputer facility has been developed at India’s IIT Roorkee in addition to the other Indian supercomputers already in use. This programme attempts to expand the user base and give engineers and researchers access to a supercomputer’s power.
Param Ganga Supercomputer Installed in IIT Roorkee
The Center for Development of Advanced Computing has installed the Param Ganga Petascale Supercomputer, which was created as part of India’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) (C-DAC).
It has been designed and commissioned by the C-DAC under Phase 2 of the build approach of the NSM. Previously, C-DAC has developed and deployed 11 systems with a cumulative computing power of over 20 Petaflops (Peta Floating-Point Operations Per Second) in various institutions and organizations as part of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NSM.
The supercomputer, which has a 1.66 Petaflop capacity, is intended to serve engineering researchers at IIT Roorkee and other nearby academic institutions.
Using the supercomputing infrastructure created by NSM, IIT Roorkee will conduct cutting-edge research and capacity building.
According to the Government of India initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat, I am pleased to see that the vital PARAM Ganga components, such as motherboards for compute nodes and direct contact liquid cooling data centres, are produced in India, said B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIT Roorkee.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between C-DAC and IITRoorkee was also inked prior to the creation of Param Ganga. The goal of the supercomputing facility is to assist scientists and engineers in resolving challenging issues of regional or worldwide significance. Additionally, the new HPC facility will act as a centre for contemporary research as well as theoretical and experimental work.