Commemorating the first celebrations of Good Governance Day under the aegis of the
Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, at New Delhi, the Centre for
Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) unveiled the world’'s most compact
supercomputing system today. This new HPC solution christened as PARAM Shavak was
launched at the hands of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for
Communications & IT, Government of India at the event.
The product PARAM Shavak - Supercomputer in a Box solution, aims to provide
computational resource (Capacity building) with advanced technologies to perform the
high-end computations on a larger scale for the scientific, engineering and academic
PARAM Shavak is a ready-to-use affordable supercomputer pre-loaded with all the
required system software and applications from selected scientific and engineering
domains. The system is designed to be enabling tool for research organizations as well
as academic institutions that need High Performance Computing (HPC) for education
and research. It aims to provide computational resource with advanced technologies at
affordable cost to perform the high-end computations for the scientific, engineering and
academic programmes to address and catalyze the research using modelling, simulation
and data analysis.
There is a growing recognition worldwide, that Information Technology, and in
particular the high performance computing (HPC) for computational simulation and
modelling, is the key technology resource for economic growth, environmental
understanding, scientific and engineering research breakthroughs, and for sustaining
competitiveness in strategic areas. Consequently, several nations are taking initiatives
to provide high-end computing resources for their scientists and engineers for high-end
educational and research purposes.
Addressing the media, Prof Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, said that PARAM
Shavak "is the perfect compromise between high performance computing requirements
and infrastructure availability. The compact nature of its design makes it an ideal
solution for multiple environments both for research as well as for training. We are
hopeful that the research and academic institutes will see the potential of this tool to
ramp up their in-house research and scale new challenges. Our primary aim is to
enhance the HPC ecosystem in the country through the use of PARAM Shavak and raise
the bar of R&D in the country".
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sanjay Wandhekar, Associate Director & HoD, HPC, CDAC,
Pune added that the Param Shavak could be "placed in a standard office
workspace. It comes with a handful of value additions from C-DAC viz. indigenously
developed software with most of the features that can be found in a full blown HPC
clusters like job schedulers, compilers, parallel libraries, MPI, resource managers, some
of the commonly used HPC applications in engineering and scientific domains, etc".
The system consists of at least 2 multicore CPUs each with at least 10 cores along with
either one or two number of many core or GPU accelerator cards. The entire
configuration is available in a single server in a table top model. Regardless to the
traditional HPC systems/supercomputers, this system does not require specific support
infrastructure like precision air-conditioned environment, controlled humidity etc.
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• Supercomputer in a Box system in a table top model
• Powered with 2 multicore CPUs each with minimum 12 cores
• 2 numbers of accelerator cards
• 3 Tera-Flops peak computing power with 8 TB of storage
• Easy to deploy solution with no additional datacenter infrastructure
• Pre-loaded with parallel programming development tools and libraries
• Preinstalled tools for scheduling and resource management
• Video Tutorials, learning materials and user manuals etc.
• Indigenous HPC portal- CHReME
• Indigenous applications interface - Onama (File Format: .pdf, File Size: 4.23 MB, Date: