National Agricultural Biocomputing Portal has been developed to provide a single point of access to High Performance Computing (HPC) resources established under World Bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR, New Delhi sub project “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid in ICAR”. The Super-Computing grid consists of

(i) 256 nodes Linux cluster with two masters,

(ii) 16 nodes Windows cluster with one master,

(iii) 16 nodes GP/GPU cluster with one master and

(iv) one SMP of 64 cores with 1.5 TB RAM at ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi.

Apart from this five mini Super Computers at five domain institutions i.e. 16 nodes Linux based cluster with one master at ICAR-NBPGR New Delhi, ICAR-NBAGR Karnal, ICAR-NBFGR Lucknow, ICAR-NBAIM Mau and ICAR-NBAII, Bangalore forms a National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in the country. This national grid has more than 1.5 Peta Byte storage divided into three different types of architecture namely Network Attached Storage (NAS), Parallel File System (PFS) and Archival. Various bioinformatics applications/software/tools have been installed on these clusters.The portal is designed for seamless integration with grid computing architecture and providing services such as application services, grid information services, user authentication services, data management services, e-mail notification services etc. The portal is developed using open source tools comprising of Joomla with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/PERL.

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