C-DAC inks MoU with NCRA to build high-performance computing facility with 1PF compute capacity


C-DAC inks MoU with NCRA to build high-performance computing facility with 1PF compute capacity

Together, C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) and NCRA (National Centre for Radio Astrophysics) to build a high-performance computing facility with a computing capacity of 1 PetaFlop. It will help in conducting real-time commensal search for FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) and pulsars with the GMRT. Funded by National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), the system will be based on the indigenous Rudra server developed by C-DAC.


Colonel A K Nath (retired), Executive Director, C-DAC; and Professor Yashwant Gupta, Centre Director, NCRA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing.


According to a C-DAC official, “The demanding real-time application will be an acid test for the resilience and robustness of the technology developed by C-DAC. This instrument aims to discover more than a few hundred fast transient sources with host galaxy association over the next few years of scientific operation. The successful execution of this project will enable transformational, high-impact science in time-domain astronomy with the GMRT along with being a trigger for cutting-edge technology development in the country.”


According to Colonel Nath, by the end of 2024, C-DAC is aiming to achieve 64 PetaFlops of cumulative computing power across the nation. “It is worth noting that around 40PF computing power will be based on the indigenously developed Rudra servers being manufactured in India. Supercomputing systems with cumulative computing power of 24 PetaFlops have already been deployed at various premier academic institutions across the nation,” he said.


Director General C-DAC E Magesh informed that the C-DAC is currently executing the Microprocessor Development Programme with the goal of designing and developing a family of microprocessors indigenously. “As part of this project, C-DAC has achieved significant progress in the development of the Vega series of microprocessors (dual core, quad core) which are based on cutting-edge technological designs. These processors will be useful in day-to-day applications like Smart Energy Meter, IoT devices, Multimedia Processing, AR/VR etc. The C-DAC’s roadmap for processors is to attain self-reliance in microprocessor development using indigenous design,” Magesh said.


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