rawalpindi - A team of engineers at faculty of computing and applied science, Riphah International University, has successfully developed supercomputer architecture.

A supercomputer is composed of multiple processors, memory and I/O system while an interconnect mechanism has significantly complex architecture than the ordinary computers, informed the university spokesman yesterday.

The system supports CUDA, MPI/LAM, OpenMP, OpenCL and OpenACC as the programming models and allows to solve larger algorithms & numerical techniques, big data & data mining, bioinformatics & genomics, business intelligence & analytics, climate, and weather & ocean related problems, he said. He added that the benchmarking results show that the system can achieve up to 3.20 terra FLOPS, which can be extended up till 10 FLOPS.

Previously, only a few universities in Pakistan could have developed the supercomputer architecture. When performance of this supercomputer is compared with the existing systems in Pakistan, the results show that the proposed supercomputer architecture stands at the 2nd position. While comparing the performance per watt, this system is ranked at the 1st place.

The system supports libraries using interactive development environments such as Open CV (using codeblocks) used for embedded computer vision, Cuda (Nsight) for GPU parallel programming, ROCCC (C2HDL high level synthesis) eclipse and open MP and open ACC parallel programming models.

Pro Chancellor Hassan Muhammad Khan, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Anis Ahmed and Executive Director Engr Asadullah Khan of Riphah International University have congratulated the team of engineers including Dr Tassadaq Hussain, Engr Tariq Ali and Abdur Rehman, who have put a lot of efforts to develop this system. With this, the university will be able to carry out complex research projects very efficiently, in order to contribute towards the development of society.