High Performance Computing (HPC) facility

ASHAA, the AdvASHAA, the Advanced Supercomputing Hub for Aquatic Animals has been established at National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow under NAIP funded subproject entitled 'Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR'. It is a hub for computational biology and bioinformatics to support frontier biotechnological research in fisheries domain. This includes integration of high performance system, attached network and parallel file system based storage. Further, this high performance computing system consists of hybrid hardware architecture of Linux and Windows based clusters i.e. Red hat Linux operating environment for HPC Systems and Window 7 for the workstations. Linkages with seven fisheries research tions under ICAR have been envisaged under this network which will help to bridge the gap of Omics information and knowledge within the fisheries domain. ASHAA will open up new vistas for molecular research in fisheries including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics for enhancing the aquaculture production and development of improved varieties/strains.

Hardware Configuration: 16 HPC Compute Nodes (for Linux based Cluster)

Processor : 2x Intel Xeon Processor X5675, 3.07Ghz and minimum 6 Core/Processor Memory: 96 GB DDR3 ECC 1333 MHz upgradable to 128 GB. (Minimum 8 GB module) Hard Disk : Single 146GB 15K RPM SAS HDD. O.S: 64 bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating System with unlimited user license.