High Performance Computing
A High performance computing cluster (HPC) that will provide a powerful computing platform for research in engineering and physical sciences is being installed. The system is expected to be operational by the beginning of July 2017. The HPC consists of 64 compute nodes, each having a dual 12-core Intel processor running at 2.2 GHz with 4 GB of RAM per core. The HPC will also be one of the first systems in India to use a 100 Gbps high-speed OmniPath interconnect from Intel. The HPC will be used by faculty, research staff and students at IIT Palakkad to investigate complex research problems in science and engineering. The HPC will enable researchers at IIT Palakkad to undertake computer simulation based consultancy projects for various industries in the aero-space, semiconductor, bio-technology, civil, mechanical and other sectors.
Apart from the teaching laboratories certain sophisticated facilities at student level have been created with the aim to introduce the students to sophisticated instruments at an early stage. As a part of this initiative, a Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (Model: nanoRev) from Quazar Technologies is in operation since December 2016. A Central Instrumentation Facility has been launched for M.S and Ph.D students.