CDAC-GARUDA Grid (Super Computing) Connectivity

at Campus

 

About Garuda

GARUDA is India's first national grid initiative bringing together academic, scientific and research communities for developing their data and compute intensive applications with guaranteed QoS. GARUDA grid is an aggregation of resources comprising of computational nodes, mass storage and scientific instruments distributed across the country.

The Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India, has funded Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to deploy the nation-wide computational grid "GARUDA" spanning across 17 cities and 45 institutions with an aim to bring Distributed/Grid networked infrastructure to academic labs, research labs and industries in India.

The establishment of Indian Grid Certification Authority (IGCA) for the first time in India by CDAC in November 2008 has allowed full access to worldwide grids for Indian Researchers and represented a landmark in this domain.

GARUDA will assist to accelerate India's drive to turn its substantial research investment into tangible economic benefits.

Objective of this facility

  • To enable our staff and students to use heterogeneous Computing facilities of various operating systems, platforms, software for research and Development.

  • To be a knowledge centre for parallel programming initiative.

  • Brought together major Research, Development and User groups to GARUDA.

  • To create more resource persons to work in the following fields which require high performance computing.

    • Bio informatics

    • Geo Physics

    • Auto mobile and Aerodynamics

    • Climate modeling

    • Computer Aided Engineering

    • Health Informatics

    • Indian Heritage

    • Open Source Drug Discovery

SN Institutes Location Resources Nodes X CPU =Total CPU Computational Power in Giga Flops
1 Space Application Centre Ahmedabad VSAT Terminal - 2 Nos.

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2 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Bangalore POWER5; AIX 8 X 8 = 64 384
Intel Xeon ; RHEL 5.1 40 X 8 = 320 4044.8
3 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore POWER5; Linux 16 X 4 = 64 422.4
4 Raman Research Institute Bangalore Opteron; Linux 8 X 4 = 32 166.4
5 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Chennai Intel Xeon ; Linux 8 X 2 = 16 115.2
Intel Xeon ; RHEL 5.1 40 X 8 = 320 4044.8
6 Institute of Mathematical Sciences Chennai Opteron cluster (Cray XD1) 6 X 4 = 24 115.2
7 Madras Institute of Technology Chennai P4; Linux 16 X 1 = 16 102.4
8 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Opteron; Linux 16 X 2 = 32 166.4
9 Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi Opteron; Linux 24 X 2 = 48 102.4
10 Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology Delhi Xeon; Linux 32 X 2 = 64 345.6
11 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Opteron; Linux 64 X 2 = 128 512
12 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Hyderabad Intel Xeon, Linux 8 X 2 = 16 11
Intel Xeon ; RHEL 5.1 40 X 8 = 320 4044.8
13 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad POWER4, AIX 1 X 32 = 32 140.8
14 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagapur Power PC2, Xeon; AIX, Linux 2 X 16 = 32 240
15 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Pune Xeon; Linux 8 X 4 = 32 115.2
4608 54010
16 Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad Opteron; Linux 4 X 4 = 16 80
Total:6184 CPUs and 70.01 TF

 

 

Registration Authority

 

Prof Dr V. Cyril Raj,

Professor & Head of the Department

Computer Science and Engineering

&

Information Technology

Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute

Maduravopyal

Chennai - 95

Ph.No : +91 44 - 2378 2176 Exn : 218

Fax No : +91 44 2378 3085

E-Mail : cyrilraj@drmgrdu.ac.in

 

 

Inauguration of Garuda

The Garuda Grid computing facility was inaugurated on 5th sep 2012. It was inaugurated by Dr. Subratha Chattopadhyay , Chief Investigator of GARUDA India and Mr.M. R. Rajagopalan Director, C-DAC, Chennai .