Centre for analysis of astrophysical data
Centre for analysis of astrophysical data is the main laboratory for RoCS and Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.
Compute nodes at Centre for analysis of astrophysics data
RoCS and the various projects at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is the largest user of the national supercomputer infrastructure and also has access to large international supercomputers. We also have access to large ground based and space based observatories. Both the simulation and observational activities generate large abounds of data that needs to be stored, post processed and analysed.
Centre for analysis of astrophysical data is built with a large and high performance storage system at the core. All compute nodes, analysis machines and workstations are connected to a high speed storage network where all data is stored and available with high bandwidth. Compute nodes are used mainly for post-processing of simulations done on national- and international supercomputer resources and processing of large quantities of observational data.
The centre also hosts a data centre that serves the larger international community with data from ESA, JAXA and NASA space based observatories.