Supercomputer Param Pravega

Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bengaluru has commissioned one of the most powerful supercomputers, called “Param Pravega” in India.

About Supercomputer Param Pravega

  • Param Pravega supercomputer has a supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops.
  • It is the largest supercomputer in an Indian academic institution.

Who has designed Param Pravega?

The supercomputer has been designed and developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Majority of components used in the supercomputer have been manufactured and assembled indigenously. Its software was also developed in India.

Purpose of commissioning of supercomputer

Param Pravega supercomputer has been commissioned in the institution under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). It has been commissioned to power diverse research and educational pursuits from entire India. Under NSM, 10 supercomputer systems have been established so far in India, with a cumulative computing power of 17 petaflops.

Significance of supercomputer

These systems have helped faculty members and students in carrying major R&D activities. It will help them in developing platforms for genomics and drug discovery, establishing flood warning & prediction systems, studying urban environmental issues, as well as optimising telecom networks.

About Param Pravega

Param Pravega is a supercomputer part of High-Performance Computing class of systems. This system is a mix of heterogeneous nodes, comprising of Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processors for CPU nodes. It hosts an array of program development tools, utilities and libraries to develop and execute High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications, comprising of software stack on top of the hardware. It also hosts high-memory CPU-only nodes, similar in configuration to CPU-only nodes. There is a total of 156 such nodes on this system. It can yield a maximum of 7488 cores for high-memory computations.

Operating system

The system is developed to operate using Linux OS, based on CentOS 7.x distribution.



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