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SC&IS : High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)

SC&IS : High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)

The University High Performance Computing Facility at Hall No.7, in the School of Information Technology, was funded from the UGC UPOE program, and envisaged as an important tool to enable us to raise the level of our research to remain academically competitive, especially for research problems which involved large data sets, and numerical calculations. The facility has recently been upgraded with a 256-processor Sun cluster. The HPCF Centre is conceived of as a functionally distributed supercomputing environment, housing leading-edge computing systems, with sophisticated software packages, and connected by a powerful high-speed fibre-optic network. The computing facilities are connected to the campus LAN, WLAN and also to the Internet. UPOE HPC Cluster has been installed and maintained by C-DAC. Its peak performance is 1.3 Teraflops and the technology which is used to build this cluster is ROCKS version 5.2 and the scheduler used is Sun Grid Engine, by using this scheduler we can manage the user applications and we can implement the policies, it is a very powerful tool. In order to provide the low latency we have used the separate switches for MPI, Storage and IPMI. In this UPOE cluster we have attached the storage model: storagetek 5220And the total avail storage is 4TB.

Brief Architectural information:

  • NO. of Master Nodes : 1
  • NO. of Computing Nodes : 64
  • Operating System : CENT OS 5.3
  • CLUSTER Software : ROCKS version 5.2
  • SERVER Model : SUNFIRE X4200 (1 NO)
  • Compute Node Model : SUNFIRE X2200 (64 NO)
  • NAS Appliance Model : Storage tek 5220
  • Total Peak Performance : 1.3 T. F

Calculation procedure for peak performance:

  • No of nodes 64
  • Memory RAM 4 GB
  • Hard Disk Capacity/each node : 250GB
  • Storage Cap. 4 TB
  • No .of processors and cores: 2 X 2 = 4(dual core + dual socket)
  • CPU speed : 2.6 GHz
  • No. of floating point operations per seconds for AMD processor: 2 (since it is a dual core)
  • Total peak performance : No of nodes X No .of processors and cores X Cpu speed X No of floating point operations per second = 64 X 4 X 2.6GHz X 2 = 1.33 TF

Softwares used in UPOE cluster:

  • Ganglia : monitoring tool
  • PVM : parallel virtual machine
  • HPC software : High performance LINPAC (performance testing tool )
  • Software's used in HPC cluster
  • Cluster Services: 411Secure Information Service :The 411 Secure Information Service provides NIS-like functionality for Rocks clusters.
  • Scheduler used:
  • Sun Grid Engine: Job scheduler software tool, in this we have already implemented the fair share policy i.e. all users can get equal priority, using this we can submit batch and parallel jobs

Application softwares and compilers:

  • Open MPI Lam MPI
  • C, C++, FORTRAN compilers (both GNU AND INTEL)
  • Bio roll: for Bio-Chemical applications

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.