In order to deliver sustainable and reliable computing resources and services to meet research demands of IIITH’s highly computational research community, the institute has made a significant investment in developing a High-Performance Computing service. This facility will provide campus researchers with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing infrastructure enabling them to address scientific, application and engineering problems and solve challenges in the areas of Computer Vision, Machine/Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Bioinformatics as well as investigate chemical and biological processes such as protein folding.
Recently built HPC cluster facility has been named, “Ada”, after Ada Lovelace, the first ever computer programmer. Ada cluster consists of 92 nodes, each equipped with dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 processor, 128 GB RAM, four Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti / RTX 2080 Ti GPUs and two scratch disks (2 TB SATA and 960 GB SSD SATA). The cluster has a total of 3680 CPU cores, 1472512 GPU cores and 11776 GB RAM. The aggregate theoretical peak performance is 70.66 TFLOPS.
Abacus is the first HPC cluster facility of IIITH, with a total of 59 HP SL230s compute nodes. Each node is equipped with two Intel Xeon E5-2640 processors, 48 to 96 GB RAM and 2 TB scratch disk. The nodes are interconnected through Gigabit and 4X QDR Infiniband. The cluster provides about 14 TFLOPS of peak computing power.