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Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a subsidiary of Tata Sons, provides high-performance computing (HPC) services to organisations in a wide range of engineering, scientific and media domains, through Eka, a supercomputer built by the company.
Eka (which means ‘one’ in Sanskrit) is one of the foremost supercomputers in the world. It is also the fastest supercomputer developed by a private sector corporation, and the most powerful available for commercial use. One of the most versatile supercomputers in the world, Eka has over 100 HPC applications installed, tested and benchmarked across multiple industry domains. Coupled with unique on-demand business models, and a cloud-based remote access mechanism, the Eka supercomputer has effectively reduced the capital expenditure and turnaround times for CRL’s clients.
CRL has an experienced team of experts in multiple domains such as computational biology, computational fluid dynamics, computational materials science, seismic data processing and reservoir simulations to manage Eka and conduct research.
CRL’s vision is to be a global leader in providing HPC cloud solutions.
Areas of business
- Availability of on-demand as well as fixed term provisioning models for compute usage.
- Versatile system with the ability to support custom run time environment.
- Operational flexibility and easy surge management. Short turnaround time for ramp-ups as well as ramp-downs.
- Production-ready system with mission mode reliability.
- De-risking of usage liabilities.
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD): An integral part of the engineering design cycle, CFD applications significantly reduce design and development time.
- Atmospheric science: For accurate and timely prediction of natural processes, weather and climate.
- High performance rendering: For rendering of high-quality animation frames within a short turnaround time.
- Computational biology: Enhanced by HPC, the solutions are being applied to areas like high throughput virtual screening, genome analysis and applications in medicine.
- Computational materials science: Material simulations for new materials ranging from specialised materials for aerospace, specific materials for oil refinement, new formulations in the pharma sector and cosmetics to novel nano-materials in consumer goods like sports equipment.
- Computational geophysics: To speed up the time to find oil, with a focus on reducing error margins.
Engineering design and commissioning
- CRL now offers its expertise as a consulting service to organisations across the world for architecting, setting up and expanding HPC systems and private clouds.
CRL is headquartered in Pune, India.