CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (CHPC)

ABOUT CHPC

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) was started with an intention to provide a facility to carry out teaching and research work in the field for the interested faculty members and students of NMAMIT, Nitte.   The CHPC is a part of Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

RESEARCH

The Thrust Areas of CHPC are:

  •   Parallel programming
  •   Parallel algorithms
  •   Compiler design and optimization
  •   Parallel Computer Architecture
  •  Multi-core  programming  and optimizations
  •  GPU       programming       and optimizations

ACTIVITIES

The activities of CHPC are:

  • Special training for the students during summer apart from elective courses
  • Encourage students to   take-up  research oriented projects
  •  Motivating students for higher education in this area and to apply for internships and jobs in various HPC industries

FACILITIES

CHPC has the following facilities:

  • Five Intel(R) Core i7-2600 CPU @  3.40  GHz  Computers  with  NVIDIA GTX470 cards

    Three servers

  •  CISC  Server:  HPML150GServer HP
  •  Power-RISC Model: IBM: Server 1:9110 Model 51A IBM power
  •  X-86  CISC  Quad  core Processor: HP Z600 workstation Base Unit  (Intel Xeon E5520 2.26 8MB/ 1066 QC CPU-1), with Monitor

   All  the  associated  software packages


Students Participating in HiPC-2011

       ACHIEVEMENTS

The achievements of CHPC in general are:

  •  Successful completion of several summer internships
  •  Faculty   and   students   have presented and published their work in various international conferences and journals
  •   Recognized Computer Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) teaching centre since June, 2012.
  •  Have an academic alliance with AMD, Intel etc.

NMAMIT-CHPC students with Prof.  Sadayappan from Ohio State University

AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS

CHPC has won the following awards:

 1. Best Paper Award

For the paper entitled “Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Implementation Methodology of AERMOD model”, Best paper prize was awarded at 2nd International  Conference on Recent Advances in  Sciences and Engineering-ICRASE- 2013 held during 29-30th April, 2013, organized by Association of Scholars  and Professional-ASP at Hyderabad, India.

 2. Citation from NVIDIA

Received citation from NVIDIA Executive for Best NVIDIA University Relations Coordinator.

3. CUDA Teaching Centre

 

Since June 2012 Computer Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) teaching centre is recognized as teaching centre by NVIDIA (India).

        PUBLICATIONS

1. ‘Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Implementation Methodology of AERMOD model. International Journal of Systems, Algorithms and Applications. Volume 3, 2013.

2. ‘New Sparse Matrix Storage Format         to     Improve     the Performance of Total SPMV Time. Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience. Vol.13(2).

  3. ‘‘Effective   Sparse   Matrix Representation for the GPU Architecture. International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (IJCSEA). Volume 2, Number 2, April 2012.

 4.  ‘Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Implementation Methodology of AERMOD model.   2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Sciences and Engineering-ICRASE-2013. 29th to 30th April, 2013. Organized by Association of Scholars and Professional-ASP at Hyderabad, India.

5.  ‘‘ Study  and  Enhancement  of CETUS- A Source  to  Source Compiler .  International Conference on Information and Communication    Technology (ICICT-2011), Chennai. 24th December 2011, page 145-148.

6.  ‘C2O:   Communication   anComputation Optimizer for the Graphics Processor Architecture’. International Conference on High Performance Computing (HIPC- SRS-2011-Poster), Bangalore.

18th to 21st December-2011.

    7.  ‘CSPR: Column only Sparse Matrix         Representation    for Performance Improvement on GPU Architecture, International Conference on Parallel, Distributed Computing Technologies and Applications (PDCTA-2011) in conjunction with CCSEIT-2011, Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu, India. Organized by AIRCC (Academy and           Industry       Research Collaboration Center).

8. ‘Multithreaded Programming Framework Development for gcc Infrastructure. 3rd International Conference            on     Computer Research and Development (ICCRD 2011), Shanghai, China.  11th-13th March 2011, 54 - 57pp

     9. ‘Framework for Interactive and Semi-Automatic       Program Optimization Tool for Multi Core Architectures, International Conference on            Computer and Information      Science     and Engineering  (ICCISE)-2011 , Dubai, Organized by World Academy of Science, Engineering and              Technology (WASET), 25-27, January-2011.