IISC. COMMISSIONS ‘PARAM PRAVEGA,’ ONE OF INDIA’S MOST POWERFUL SUPERCOMPUTERS.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • IISc, Bengaluru has commissioned ‘Param Pravega’ one of the most powerful supercomputers.
  • The 3.3 petaflops capacity of the Param Pravega supercomputer is impressive.
  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing- (C-DAC) planned and designed the supercomputer.

What is in the News?

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has announced the completion of “Param Pravega,” one of India’s most powerful supercomputers.

About Supercomputer Param Pravega

  • The 3.3 petaflops capacity of the Param Pravega supercomputer is impressive.
  • It is India’s largest supercomputer.

Who has designed Param Pravega?

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing- (C-DAC) planned and designed the supercomputer. The majority of the supercomputer’s components were designed and built within country. India was also involved to develop the company’s software.

Purpose of commissioning of supercomputer

The Param Pravega supercomputer was installed at the institution as part of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). It has been tasked with powering a wide range of research and educational endeavours across India. So far, ten supercomputer systems have been developed in India under the NSM, with a total processing capability of 17 petaflops.

The Importance of Supercomputers

These systems have aided professors and students in carrying out large R&D projects. It will aid them in the development of genomes and drug discovery platforms, the establishment of flood warning and prediction systems, the research of urban environmental challenges, and the optimization of telecom networks.

Know about Param Pravega

Param Pravega is a supercomputer that belongs to the High-Performance Computing system family. This system is made up of a variety of heterogeneous nodes, with CPU nodes powered by Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processors. It includes a software stack on top of the hardware that includes a variety of programme development tools, utilities, and libraries for developing and executing High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications. It also has high-memory CPU-only nodes, which are comparable to CPU-only nodes in terms of configuration. On this system, there are a total of 156 such nodes. For high-memory computations, it can produce up to 7488 cores.

System software

The system is designed to run on a Linux operating system based on the CentOS 7.x release.

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