Supercomputer Installed at IIT Roorkee: In addition to the many Indian supercomputers that already exist, a new Petascale Supercomputer facility has been built at India’s IIT Roorkee.
This facility is made in India. This project is meant to help the people who use the computer and give them the power of a supercomputer.
The Param Ganga supercomputer was installed in the IIT Roorkee.
In India, the Petascale Supercomputer is called Param Ganga.
It was built as part of the country’s National Supercomputing Mission and used by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
The C-DAC built it as part of Phase 2 of the “build approach” to the NSM.
During Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NSM, C-DAC made and deployed 11 systems with a total computing power of over 20 Petaflops (Peta Floating-Point Operations Per Second). Different institutions and organizations used these systems.
The supercomputer has a capacity of 1.66 Petaflops. It is meant to help researchers and students at IIT Roorkee and other nearby universities.
“IIT Roorkee will use this supercomputing infrastructure to do advanced research and build up their skills.”
A board member at IIT Roorkee said he was happy to see that the motherboards for compute nodes and direct contact liquid cooling data centers used in PARAM Ganga were made in India as part of the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat project.
C-DAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Roorkee before Param Ganga was built, so the two organizations worked together.
The goal of the supercomputing facility is to help researchers and engineers solve challenging problems that are important to the country or the world.
For another thing, the new high-performance computing (HPC) facility will be a place where people can do both theory and experiments in the future.