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High Performance Computing (HPC)

HPC systems at Computer Center, IIT Kanpur, are greatly facilitating high-end computation research in the country covering many areas of science and engineering. IIT Kanpur already has 2 HPC clusters, known as HPC 2010 and HPC 2013. The 372-node HPC 2010 cluster is based on Intel Xeon Quadcore processors with a total of 2944 cores and high-speed Infiniband network, and it has a peak performance of 34.5 Teraflops. The 899-node HPC 2013 cluster is also based on Intel Xeon processors and has 17980 cores in total, and peak performance of 360 Teraflops. On the infrastructural side, a modern data centre with state-of-the-art precision air conditioning and fire safety features is part of the Computer Centre.

Computer Center staff and engineers are committed to smooth running of HPC operations. As Head of Computer Center and HPC group convener, We are delighted to the see the research carried out by project investigators using the HPC system that bring laurels to the institute. We wish them more success ahead.


Prof. Sumit Ganguly, DDIA
Prof. Ashoke De, Convener, HPC
Specifications:
HPC-2013
HPC-2010

HPC 2013

HPC2013 is part of high-performance computation facility at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Initially, the machine had 781 nodes. Another 120 nodes were added to it in 2013-2014. This machine had a rank of 118 in the top 500 list published in www.top500.org in June 2014.

In the initial ratings, it had a Rpeak of 359.6 Terra-Flops and Rmax of 344.3 Terra-Flops. Extensive testing of this machine was carried out and we were able to achieve an efficiency of 96% on the Linpack benchmark.

System Details:

It is based on Intel Xeon E5-2670V 2.5 GHz 2 CPU-IvyBridge (20-cores per node) on HP-Proliant-SL-230s-Gen8 servers with 128 GB of RAM per node E5-2670v2x10 core2.5 GHz.

The nodes are connected by Mellanox FDR Infiniband chassis-based switches that can provide 56 Gbps of throughput and are connected by fat-tree topology. It also has 500 Terra-Bytes of storage with an aggregate performance of around 23 Gbps on write and 15 Gbps on reading.

For more information download the data sheet.

HPC 2010

HPC2010 is part of high performance computation facility at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India,. This machine has 376 nodes of which 368 are compute nodes. At the time of its installation, this machine had a rank of 369 in the top 500 list published in www.top500.org in June 2010.

In the initial ratings, it had a Rpeak of 34.50 Terra-Flops and Rmax of 29.01 Terra-Flops.

System Details:

It is based on Intel Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz 2 CPU-Nehalem (8-cores per node) with 48 GB of RAM per node. This cluster was later augmented with 96 nodes of Intel Xeon ES-2670 2.6 GHz (16-cores per node) with 64 GB of RAM per node that add an additional theoretical 31 Terra-Flops to the above 2010 cluster. PBS Pro is the scheduler of choice. Though it has FDR Infiniband cards it is connected to the QDR Infiniband fabric seamlessly through fat-tree topology.

The nodes are connected by Qlogic QDR Infiniband federated switches that can provide 40 Gbps of throughput. It also has 100 Terra-Bytes of storage with an aggregate performance of around 5 Gbps on write performance.

For more information download the data sheet.

Account

For IITK users

Members of this institute can avail this facility with a recommendation and a nominal charge.

The Application Form has to be filled and approved by your guide online.

Mass course enrolment is not covered by this form.

It is mandatory to acknowledge the HPC Facility at CC funded by DST and IIT Kanpur on any publications that have used the HPC resources.

It is mandatory to submit a proposal for getting an account and a report must be submitted for renewal of the account.

Charges for using this facility is listed in the Application Form.

For Non-IITK Users

The HPC Facility of IIT Kanpur can be extended to HPC researchers of Government Universities/Institutes may apply for a Login in the HPC Facility.

The application should be accompanied by a research proposal in the HPC area duly forwarded by Head of the Institution and a duly filled Login Form For Non IITK Users, and have to be submitted to the Computer Center.

All such proposals would be reviewed by the HPC Advisory Committee of IIT Kanpur and login would be granted for a limited period if approved by the HPC Advisory Committee. The decision of the HPC Advisory Committee will be final and binding to all such applicants.

Please also note that applicants granted login will be required to come to IITK for a week to get familiar with the HPC facility and its remote use.

HPC Advisory/Executive Committee


Prof. Sumit Ganguly
CSE, DDIA, Chair
sganguly, 7597

Prof. Ashoke De
AE, HPC Convener
ashoke, 7863

Prof. R. Sankararamakrishnan
BSBE
rshankar, 4014

Prof. Sanjay Mittal
AE
smittal, 7906

Prof. Mahendra K Verma
PHY
mkv, 7578

Mr. Brajesh Pandey
Computer Centre-108
brajesh, 7431

Prof. Jayant K. Singh
CHE
jksingh, 6141

Prof. Amalendu Chandra
CHEM
amalen, 7241

Prof. Nisanth N Nair
CHEM
nnair, 6311

HPC Technical Team


Mr. Brajesh Pandey
Computer Centre-108
brajesh, 7431

Mr. Ashish Verma
Computer Centre-106
vashish, 7446

Mr. Akshay Sharma
Computer Centre-212
saksh, 6934

Dr. Anando G. Chatterjee
Computer Centre-208
anandogc, 6426

Resident Engineers from


Mr. Veerendra Verma
Computer Centre-212
hpcsupport, 6934

Mr. Sachin Gupta
Computer Centre-212
hpcsupport, 6934

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Proposals and report related query
    hpcreports[at]iitk.ac.in
  • Technical support related to cluster
    hpcsupport[at]iitk.ac.in
  • All the users of HPC are added to a list
    hpc[at]lists.iitk.ac.in