Systems at a glance

The Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) is the country's leading computing centre having the state-of-the art computing facilities, catering to the ever-increasing demands of high-performance computing for scientific and engineering research. The supercomputing facility at SERC is a symbiosis of computing, network, graphics, and visualization. The Centre is conceived of as a functionally distributed supercomputing environment, housing state-of-the-art computing systems, with sophisticated software packages, and connected by a powerful high-speed network.

Following presents a brief overview of the computing environment at SERC :

  • Cray XC40 called as SahasraT, India's fastest Supercomputer housed on Eight cabinets of 1506 nodes producing the peak performance of 1.45PFLOPS and Four cabinets of DDN storage with a 2PB usable space.

  • An eServer IBM Blue Gene/L, a cluster of high-performance computing systems such as 17 nodes 800-Processor Tyrone Cluster, 8 nodes 128-Processor Delta Cluster3 nodes - 48 Processors Tesla Cluster,  3 nodes - 24 Processors Dell Cluster,  5 nodes Fermi Cluster and a 100 Tera byte IBM SAN File Server.

  • Advanced graphics environment comprising of hardware such as the SGI Fuel, SGI Octane, Dell Visualization server, SGI O2

  • Large pool of Unix workstations such as, SUN Ultra 20, HP XW6400 , GANGA, CAUVERY & Dell Precision T1700 enable users to access the high-end servers at SERC. The Unix workstation cluster is equally complemented by a cluster of Intel Pentium running Linux and/or Windows OS.

  • General-purpose numerical packages, such as MatLab, Mathematica & Maple, along with architecture-specific matmematical libraries, such as IMSL, ESSL, SCSL, DXML, and MLIB, and a collection of special purpose packages like Software for Computational Chemistry such as Gaussian with Gaussview, ADF, Schrodinger and Spartan, Software for Material Science groups, such as the Accelrys Cerius and Material Studio suites, software for Life Sciences Groups, such as Accelrys Insight, Tripos and MOE etc., supplement the advanced hardware at SERC.

  • The switched Gigabit Ethernet backbone of the SERC Local Area Network provides dedicated 100/1000 Mbps connectivity to each workstation/ server at SERC. The SERC network is also connected to the campus-wide full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet backbone, providing gigabit-speed bandwidth across different departments of the Institute.

  • Support infrastructure comprising of a 600 KVA UPS, 1.5 MW DG Sets, 2MW Electrical Sub-station and nearly 600 TR of Air-conditioning enable 24x7 operation of the Centre, thereby providing uninterrupted network and computing services to the users.

  • SERC print facility