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Parallel Computing Facility at Physics Department

Parallel Computing Facility at Physics Department, MRU

Recently, we have established an ultimate research facility in physics department. We have successfully accomplished a 10 node parallel computer, it is now fully functional and giving 98-99 % efficiency. All the installed softwares are freely available open source and the operating system is Ubuntu, every computer is quad core so we have a computing power of 40 cores. We can use it for advanced multidisciplinary research.

What is Serial Computing

  • Traditionally, software has been written for serial computation
  • A problem is broken into a discrete series of instructions
  • Instructions are executed sequentially one after another
  • Executed on a single processor
  • Only one instruction may execute at any moment in time

What is parallel Computing

In the simplest sense, parallel computing is the simultaneous use of multiple compute resources to solve a computational problem:

Benefits of parallel Computing

  • A problem is broken into discrete parts that can be solved concurrently
  • Each part is further broken down to a series of instructions
  • Instructions from each part execute simultaneously on different processors
  • An overall control/coordination mechanism is employed
  • Execute multiple program instructions at any moment in time;
  • Be solved in less time with multiple compute resources than with a single compute resource.

The compute resources are typically:

  • A single computer with multiple processors/cores
  • An arbitrary number of such computers connected by a network

Dr. Haider Abbas
M.Sc, Ph.D (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

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