IISc Commissions Param Pravega: Country’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

The national supercomputing mission (NSM) has launched one of the most powerful supercomputers in India. The computer is designed by the C-DAC ( Centre for Development of Advanced Computing). The software development and components of the supercomputer are manufactured and assembled in India itself. The supercomputer is named Param Pavega. 

Param Parvega is commissioned in the India Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc). The supercomputer is said to be used for academic and research purposes in the institute. High performance of the computer would directly affect the education system of classes and faculty. Param Pravega would ease the research and contribute to development platforms. 

IISc made a statement, that, “These systems have greatly helped faculty members and students carry out major R&D activities, including developing platforms for genomics and drug discovery, studying urban environmental issues, establishing flood warning and prediction systems, and optimising telecom networks.” This major statement focuses on the benefits and working of the supercomputer in the institute.¬†

Param Pravega has a capacity of 3.3 petaflops, that makes it a supercomputer. The supercomputer has a high performing computing class system, which is a heterogeneous nodes mixture, along with an Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processor and NVIDIA Tesla V100 cards for CPU and GPU nodes respectively. The entire system of the supercomputer is built to work on LINUX OS with CentOS 7. x Distribution. It hosts a muster of program development tools and libraries for better execution of HPC applications.    

Param Pravega is not the only supercomputer commissioned by the Indian Institute of Science. SahasraT was the fastest computer before the launch of Param Pravega in India. The newly launched supercomputer has expertise in genomics and associated impact.      

 

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