The Cray XC30 system will be used by a nation-wide consortium of scientists called the Indian Lattice Gauge Theory Initiative (ILGTI). The group will research the properties of a phase of matter called the quark-gluon plasma, which existed when the universe was approximately a microsecond old. ILGTI also carries out research on exotic and heavy-flavor hadrons, which will be produced in hadron collider experiments. The Cray XC30 will be the first supercomputer located in ILGTI’s new facility in Hyderabad.
The researchers and scientists at TIFR are running highly-complex Lattice QCD workloads, and we are honored that India’s first Cray XC30 supercomputer will power the Institute’s important and challenging research,” said Andrew Wyatt, Cray vice president, APMEA. “TIFR’s work with theoretical physics and quantum chromodynamics is an ideal fit for the Cray XC30 system, which is designed to execute highly-advanced numerical computations with superior scalability, performance and reliability.”
The Cray XC30 system to be installed at TIFR will feature the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, formerly code named “Ivy Bridge,” and Nvidia Tesla K20X GPU accelerators. With a peak performance of more than 730 teraflops, the Cray XC30 system is expected to be delivered and installed at TIFR in 2014.