On the 7th of April 2017, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, T.John Institute of Technology conducted Industrial Visit to C-DAC Supercomputing Society located in Old Madras Road, Bangalore for the pre final year students of Computer Science and Engineering stream. Ms. Ayain John, Ms. Mamatha K and Ms. Manjusha Kulkarni , Asst. Professors of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, accompanied students for this industrial visit.
C-DAC is India’s national initiative in Advanced Computing with the mission to deliver state of art, scalable high performance computers. Towards fulfillment of this goal, C-DAC has incorporated the Open Frame Architecture. This has led to a huge success in its celebrated series of Supercomputers: The PARAM Padma housed at C-DAC’s terascale Supercomputing Facility located in Byappanahalli, Old Madras Road, Bangalore 560038.
On visiting the CDAC Campus, students were made to watch video on super computing and PARAM Padma, a super computer developed at CDAC. A staff of CDAC gave presentation on PARAM padma and briefed about technical courses offered by CDAC.
After this session, students were taken to actual place where PARAM padma super computer was installed and were explained about the technical specifications and working of super computer.
The visit had a huge influence in the minds of the students, as apart from the everyday curriculum, the students got a change to sneak a peek into the super computing technologies of which one from the IT field could have ever dreamt of. The opportunity to observe and understand the operation and work scenario of such a huge firm was a dream come true for students.