Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, immediately, 12th October 2020, to determine Rs. 17 crore value of 650TF Supercomputing Facility underneath the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The MoU has been signed for a interval of 5 years. This system will encompass 10 grasp/service nodes, 107 CPU solely compute nodes, 10 GPU nodes and 39 High Memory CPU solely compute nodes.
A supercomputer is a pc that has very excessive velocity in its operation and better reminiscence. This supercomputing system can carry out assigned duties together with a number of duties at very excessive speeds than every other regular private laptop (PC) and in lots of circumstances are capable of function at speeds which are thousands and thousands of instances quicker than strange PCs.
The MoU was signed by Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, and Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC, India, throughout a digital occasion within the presence of Sh. Sanjay Dhotre, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Education, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, and Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Using the Supercomputing facility, the Institute will give attention to quantum turbulence, instabilities and turbulence in thermal convection and MHD, supercooled liquid and glasses; reactivity of high-valent steel intermediates; computational research of polymer-composites, membranes, poly electrolytes, granular flows; NLP, scientific textual content mining, Machine Learning and its software in computational biology, Deep Learning; and Computational Social Systems areas of analysis.
The new Supercomputer at IIT Guwahati with 650 TFLOPS is extra highly effective and a technologically superior facility, which is able to play an vital function within the subject of scientific and engineering purposes comparable to quantum mechanics, local weather analysis, oil and gasoline exploration, molecular modelling, climate forecasting, spacecraft aerodynamics, computational techniques biology and detonation simulations together with the dealing with of huge databases utilizing Artificial intelligence fashions.
Speaking in regards to the future plans in the course of the MoU signing ceremony, Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, stated, “Computer and Communication Centre is already equipped with Param Ishan, the 250 TF supercomputer that the Institute has had for four years now. The Centre will also house the new supercomputer. IIT Guwahati plans to turn this Computer and Communication Centre into an Academic Centre. It will amalgamate with the newly planned Department of Data Sciences and Knowledge Engineering. About 80 faculty members and 600 students of IIT Guwahati are active users of Param Ishan and are eagerly waiting for the new system to become available”.
IIT Guwahati will manage coaching programs to popularise the use and purposes of supercomputers within the northeastern area and different main missions of the Government of India. IIT Guwahati can also be planning to hyperlink this facility with our new interdisciplinary grasp programme on information sciences collectively initiated by the Departments of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Mathematics
C-DAC, Pune, will set up the Supercomputing facility utilizing the constructing method of NSM in IIT Guwahati, which is able to present needed Data Centre area, energy with again up, cooling, and so on. for the power. This new hybrid Supercomputing system won’t solely increase the HPC usages and analysis setting within the Institute but additionally improve the analysis functionality of the Northeast Region.