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4th March 2020

IIT Delhi invites proposals for supercomputer-based COVID-19 research; Offers Rs 1 crore worth of computational time for FREE

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Considering rising concern of COVID-19 spread in the nation, IIT Delhi has invited proposals from the government and private academic institutions as well as private companies in association with an academic partner from all over the country to use its supercomputer resource PADUM for COVID-19 research.

Under this, allocation of supercomputer resource to merit based proposals will be made for three months and a total of Rs 1 Cr worth of computational time will be provided to them for FREE. Each proposal will have a maximum cap of Rs 10 lakh worth of computational resource.

The allocation period can be extended to six months after evaluating the performance of the projects.

"Speaking about this initiative by the institute, Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said: “In these difficult times, sharing of resources is important in order to address the infrastructure requirements of researchers working on the Corona epidemic. IIT Delhi has taken a principled stand and wishes to set an example for this. It is important for scientists to collaborate with each other given the urgency of the situation.”

The researchers have to submit their proposals by 15th April 2020. After the submission of proposals, experts from IIT Delhi will evaluate them on first come first serve basis.

After selection of the proposals, IIT Delhi will provide basic and limited support to them, which will include instructions on job submissions or smooth functioning of these projects.

Along with the above initiative, all researchers from India are also welcome to use supercomputer at IIT Delhi for COVID-19 research on payment basis. IIT Delhi will match the amount contributed for HPC usage for COVID-19 research. In this payment basis mode, the institute is allocating a budget of Rs 5 Cr worth of High Performance computational resource (Supercomputer) for the next 6 months

For more details, please check Supercomputer @IITD: http://supercomputing.iitd.ac.in

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