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Bhaskar Bhat, Chairperson Board of Governors, and Prof. G. Aghila, Director, NIT Tiruchirappalli at the inauguration of Param Porul supercomputer, May 25 2022
 
 
NIT Trichy gets its own Param Supercomputer

May 27 2022: PARAM PORUL, a supercomputer  of the Param series was  inaugurated at the National Institute of Technology at NIT Tiruchirappalli under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) - a joint initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Param  Porul  falls under under Phase 2 of the NSM, where in majority of the components used to build this system have been manufactured and assembled within the country, along with an indigenous software stack developed by C-DAC.
This flows from a  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NIT Tiruchirappalli and Centre for Development in Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in  October 2020 to establish this 838 TeraFlops Supercomputing Facility under NSM.  
The system is equipped with a mix of CPU nodes, GPU nodes, High Memory nodes, High throughput storage and high performance Infiniband interconnect to cater the computing needs of various scientific and engineering applications.
Param Porulis based on Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology to obtain a high power usage effectiveness and thereby reducing the operational cost.  Multiple applications from various scientific domains such as Weather and Climate, Bioinformatics, Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Material Sciences, Computational Fluid Dynamics etc. have been installed on the system for the benefit of researchers.
NIT, Tiruchirappalli has been carrying out research in the areas of societal interest such as Health, Agriculture, Weather, Financial Services. The facility installed under NSM will strengthen this research.
A portion of the total compute power shall also be shared with the nearby academic and research institutes as per the mandate of NSM.
Under NSM, till date 15 supercomputers have been installed across the nation with compute capacity of 24 petaflops. These supercomputers are being  progressively manufactured in India   with indigenously developed software stack.
(input: PIB release)