A High Performance Computer (HPC) is launched in the Centre for Atmospheric Studies

Dibrugarh University joined the league of India’s powerful supercomputers on 10th February 2021 with the launch of a new High Performance Computer (HPC). The High Performance Computer (HPC) system is housed at the Centre for Atmospheric Studies procured from the grant received under the Human and Institutional Capacity Building (HICAB) Network Programmes as part of the National Mission on Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) Strategic Programmes, Large Initiatives and Coordinated Action Enabler (SPLICE), CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME (CCP) Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The project was proposed to study the impact of aerosols/gases on regional climate and weather extremes over Sub Himalayan North East Region using Regional Climate Model by Dr Binita Pathak (Project Investigator) and Prof P K Bhuyan (Co-Project Investigator). The HPC is comprised of one master node with 24 cores and 6 computational nodes each with 32 cores and a memory of 60TB. It will provide an opportunity to improve climate science research using climate model ongoing in the University.  In addition to climate science, HPC is widely used for weather forecasting and in the areas of Hydrology, engineering, space research, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, artificial intelligence, big data management etc. The system was inaugurated by Dean, Research and Development, Prof Dipak Chetia and Registrar i/c Prof Jiten Hazarika in the programme hosted by the Chairperson, Centre for Atmospheric Studies Prof. Kalyan Bhuyan. Both PI and Co-PI and the faculty members of the Department of Physics and research scholars of the Centre for Atmospheric Studies were present in the occasion.