In addition to several existing Indian supercomputers, a new Indian-made Petascale supercomputer facility has been established at IIT Roorkee in India. This initiative aims to strengthen the user community and bring the power of a supercomputer into the hands of engineers and researchers.
Supercomputer Param Ganga installed in IIT Roorkee
Called Param Ganga, the Petascale Supercomputer was developed under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) of India and distributed by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
It was designed and commissioned by the C-DAC as part of Phase 2 of the “build approach of the NSM”. Previously, C-DAC has developed and implemented 11 systems with a cumulative computing power of over 20 Petaflops (Peta Floating Point Operations Per Second) in various institutions and organizations under NSM Phase 1 and Phase 2.
The supercomputer comes with a 1.66 Petaflop capacity and is designed to support researchers and engineering students from IIT Roorkee and other nearby academic institutions.
“IIT Roorkee will conduct advanced research and capacity development using this supercomputing infrastructure developed under NSM . I am happy to see that the critical components of PARAM Ganga, such as motherboards for compute nodes and direct contact liquid cooling data centers, are manufactured in India under the Indian government initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat , ”he said. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee.
ME IT Roorkee had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with C-DAC prior to the founding of Param Ganga. The supercomputing facility aims to help researchers and engineers solve complex problems of national or global significance. Additionally, the new High Performance Computing (HPC) facility will serve as a hub for modern research as well as theoretical and experimental work.
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