Param Pravega is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the country, and he works for the government. It can do 3.3 petaflops of supercomputing simultaneously, or 1,015 operations per second. The system is supposed to be used for a wide range of research and educational projects. When it was built in 2015, SahasraT was the fastest supercomputer. LISC already has one.
- The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has installed and commissioned Param Pravega, one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers and the largest at an Indian academic institution (NSM). The system’s total supercomputing capacity is 3.3 petaflops (1 petaflop equals a quadrillion or 1,015 operations per second).
- The LISC Param Pravega system has Intel Xeon Cascade Lake CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla VI00 GPUs.
- The hardware is an ATOS BullSequana XH2000 series system with 3.3 petaflops of peak computational power.
- The institute already possesses a cutting-edge supercomputing center.
- Faculty and students have used this resource to study a variety of socially relevant subjects.
Param Pravega, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the country, has been installed and used by the Indian Institute of Science as part of the National Supercomputing Mission. This is one of the largest supercomputers in an Indian academic institution and the most powerful (NSM).
The system, which is supposed to be used for a wide range of research and education, has a total supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops (1 petaflop equals a quadrillion or 1,015 operations per second). The Center made it for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Most of the parts used to build this system have been made and assembled in India, along with an Indian software stack developed by C-DAC, in line with the Make in India initiative. National Science and Technology (NST) is a joint project led by the DST and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). NSM is run by C-DAC and ISc. The mission has built ten supercomputers so far, with a total computing power of 17 petaflops. They have been built at IISc, ITs, JNCASR, NABI-Mohali, and C-DAC.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said that more than 31 million computational jobs had been done by more than 2,600 researchers across the country to this point. These systems, it was said, have made it easier for faculty and students to do a lot of important research, like making platforms for genomics and drug discovery, studying urban environmental issues, setting up flood warning and prediction systems, and improving telecom networks.
The Param Pravega system at LISC comprises a mix of different types of nodes. Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processors run the CPU nodes, and NVIDIA Tesla VI00 cards run the GPU nodes. Using ATOS BullSequana XH2000 series hardware, the computer can run at its highest speed for 3.3 petaflops, which is more than enough to run the game. The software that runs on top of the hardware is provided and supported by C-DAC, making and selling the hardware. The machine has a wide range of tools, utilities, and libraries for making and running high-performance computing (HPC) applications, “IISc said. The institute already has a cutting-edge supercomputing center that was built a few years ago. That was done in 2015. It bought and installed SahasraT, which was a supercomputer that was the fastest in the country.
Students and faculty have been using this facility to research several important and socially relevant areas. A statement read: “These include research on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, such as modeling viral entry and binding, studying the interactions of proteins in bacterial and viral diseases, and designing new molecules that are both antibacterial and antiviral.” Researchers have also used the facility to simulate turbulent flows for green energy technologies, study climate change and its effects, look at aircraft engines and hypersonic flight vehicles, and do many other things, IISc said. “With Param Pravega, these efforts are going to get a lot more attention,” said IISc.