ATIP in India


ATIP President David Kahaner meets with R.P. THANGAVELU, Senior Principal Scientist & Group Coordinator of the High Performance Computing Group at the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI) on the NAL Belur Campus in Bangalore, India.  Dr. Kahaner travels throughout India each December to stay in touch with his professional network there as well as keep a pulse on the HPC development activities and achievements that are happening in India every year.


 China Supports Public Understanding of HPC

ATIP met with representatives from the Chinese HPC vendor Inspur at the SC13 conference in Denver in November 2013 who passed along some videos they co-created with other entities in China (see below) to generate an awareness of the value of HPC among the general public as well as help boost Chinese college student participation in international HPC competitions.

This three-episode television series on practical supercomputer applications was produced by the Science and Education Channel of China Central Television (CCTV) in cooperation with Inspur, China’s National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin (NSCC-TJ), the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan, and significant users of HPC, such as BGP of the China National Petroleum Corporation, the genomic sequencing and bioinformatics company BGI, the animation production company Crystal CG, and the Beijing Genomics Institute of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

This popular science TV program attempts to demonstrate to the public how supercomputers play important roles in practical areas such as soil and gas exploration, life science, weather forecasting, 3D mapping, and animation rendering.

These three videos are available on DVD if you are interested in viewing them.  To obtain a copy, please send your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ATIP's First Workshop on High-Performance Computing in India:
Research Challenges on Computing in India

held on Friday, November 20, 2009 in conjunction with
Supercomputing 2009 (SC09) in Portland, OR

Sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF)
In cooperation with the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
With support from the Indo-US S&T Forum

Additional contributors:

The Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) will soon begin its sixteenth year of operations throughout Asia. ATIP is recognized as a premier source of information on Asia’s most important scientific and technological trends and developments. ATIP covers a broad set of S&T topics across the Asian region, and is particularly experienced in reporting on High-Performance Computing (HPC). ATIP provides timely information on Asian HPC initiatives and accomplishments and has published more than 400 reports on HPC in Asia.

ATIP's First Workshop on HPC in India was highly successful and achieved the following goals: (a) introduced the US HPC research community to potentially new approaches to solving challenging HPC problems, (b) allowed US and Indian researchers to meet and share ideas concerning HPC, and (c) encouraged preparation of joint research proposals with researchers from both US and India.

A key aspect of this workshop was the unique opportunity for members of the US research community to interact and have direct discussions with top Indian scientists who traveled to the US to participate. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) was the Primary Sponsor, and several outstanding scientists from both the US and India acted as advisors for this workshop.

The Workshop proceedings are now available at the following link: Workshop Proceedings

The final program was as follows:

ATIP's First HPC in India Workshop 2009

Program Schedule

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Rooms E141/142, Oregon Convention Center

8:30 – 8:35 am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Workshop Co-Organizers Dr. David Kahaner (ATIP President) and Prof. R. Govindarajan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

8:35 – 9:00 am Keynote SpeakerProf. Samir K. Brahmachari, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi

Session 1: Engineering Applications

9:05 – 9:20 am “Computational Challenges in Electromagnetics” – Prof. N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

9:20 – 9:35 am “Parallel Finite Computation of Flows” – Prof. Sanjay Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

9:35 – 9:50 am “Computational Challenges for Monsoon Studies in India” – Prof. Ravi Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

9:50 – 10:05 am Discussion

10:05 – 10:30 am Coffee Break

Session 2: HPC Systems Research

10:30 – 10:45 am “C-DAC’s HPC Programme” – Vinodh Kumar, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune

10:45 – 11:00 am “Challenges of GARUDA: The National Grid Computing Initiative of India” – Dr. Subrata Chattopadhayay, C-DAC, Bangalore

11:00 – 11:15 am “Grid Middleware for High Performance Computing” – Dr. Sathish Vadhiyar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

11:15 – 11:30 am “Programming Models, Languages, and Compilation for Accelerator Based Architectures” – Prof. R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

11:30 – 11:45 am “High-Performance Computing at IIT Bombay” – Prof. Srinivas Aluru, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

11:45 – Noon Discussion

Session 3: Industry Session 1

12.00 – 12.15 pm “Cray Being Part of Indian Innovation” – Peter Ungaro, CEO and President, Cray Inc.

12:15 – 12:30 pm “Addressing the Challenges in HPC Adoption” – Dr. Ashwini Nanda, HPC Research Inc.



Session 4: HPC Science Applications

1:30 – 1:45 pm “Understanding the Stability and Function of Proteins through Simulations and Structure Networks” – Prof. Saraswathi Vishveshwara, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

1:45 – 2:00 pm “High Performance Computing at NIMHANS and its Impact on Mental Health Research in India” – Prof. N. Pradhan, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

2:00 – 2:15 pm “Impact of HPC on Chemistry and Environment” – Prof. E.D. Jemmis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum

2:15 – 2:30 pm “Modelling Soft Matter” – Prof. S. Balasubramanian, JN Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

2:30 – 2:45 pm “Chemical Dynamics in Aqueous Media” – Prof. Amalendu Chandra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

2:45 – 3:00 pm Discussion

3:00 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break

3:15 – 3:45 pm Poster Session*

Session 5: Industry Session 2

3:45 – 4:00 pm “The High-Performance Computing Market in India - Challenges and Opportunities” – Sandeep Lodha, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Netweb Technologies

4:00 – 4:15 pm “Challenges in HPC Storage” - Subram Natarajan, IBM India

4:15 – 4:30 pm “High Performance Computing Solutions at CRL” – Shrirang K. Karandikar, Computational Research Laboratory (CRL)

4:30 – 4:45 pm “Moving Towards Energy-Efficient Clusters” - Arun Bharadwaj, Dell

Session 6: Discussion and Roundup

4:45 – 5:00 pm Discussion

Poster Session

(*on display throughout the workshop program)


  1. “Non-covalent Interactions Involving Aromatic Residues in Protein Structures: Stability and Dynamics in Membrane and Globular Proteins using Molecular Dynamics Simulations”- Alok Jain and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  2. “An Integrated Simulation and Visualization Framework for Tracking Cyclone Aila” - Preeti Malakar*, Vijay Natarajan*†, Sathish S. Vadhiyar†, and Ravi S. Nanjundiah§, *Department of Computer Science and Automation; †Supercomputer Education and Research Centre; §Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences.

  3. “Cardiac Arrhythmias: What can we learn from High-Performance Computing?” - Alok Ranjan Nayak and Rahul Pandit, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  4. “HPC for Designing Nano Machine and Process” - Tarak K. Patra and Jayant K. Singh Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  5. “Recent Trends in HPC at HPCL” - Manoj Kumar Rajpoot, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  6. "Investigation of Scalability of HYCOM Ocean Model on PARAM-Yuva" - Kunal Rao, Basanta Kumar Samala, and Akshara Kaginalkar, C-DAC and University of Florida

  7. “Middleware for Long-Running Applications on Batch Grids" - Sundari M. Sivagama, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


  9. “Comparing the Performance of Clusters, Hadoop, and Active Disks on Microarray Correlation Computations” – Jeffrey A. Delmerico, Nathanial A. Byrnes, Andrew E. Bruno, Matthew D. Jones, Steven M. Gallo, Vipin Chaudhary, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  10. "Semantically Specialized Shared Data Spaces" - Ciprian Docan*, Scott Klasky**, Manish Parahar*, *Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), Rutgers University, **Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  11. Dr. Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University

  12. “High-Performance Computing for Massive Graph Analysis” - Kamesh Madduri, Georgia Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  13. Rajib Nath, Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  14. "Accelerating Exact Inference in Probabilistic Graphical Models on Multicore Processors" - Yinglong Xia, University of Southern California