KARACHI: German Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen on Tuesday inaugurated the latest Cluster Computer machine at the University of Karachi (KU) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD).
Germany’s Alexander Von Humboldt Organisation has provided this a sophisticated four-socket 4U rack-mounted server worth of Rs.2.5 million. ICCBS Associate Professor Dr Zaheer Qasmi was the recipient of the grant to purchase this server.
Rainer Schmiedchen, along with German Consulate development and cultural attaché in Karachi Ingolf Vogel, was on the visit to ICCBS where he also met with Director ICCBS Dr Iqbal Choudhary and Professor Atta-ur Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-Chief, the former federal minister for science and technology and ex-chairman higher education commission. Other officials of the ICCBS were also present on the occasion.
Later on, German officials and Prof. Iqbal Choudhary and Prof. Atta-ur Rahman discussed the issues of mutual interest.
Schmiedchen reiterated that German government will continue to support Pakistan’s leading research establishment of ICCBS. He appreciated the longstanding collaboration between two countries.
Iqbal Choudhary and Professor Atta-ur Rahman said that this machine is of the finest architecture (Enterprise X-ArchitectureI) with special modular “book” design which makes it highly fault tolerant.
They said that the procurement of the machine has enabled us to carry out exhaustive Molecular Dynamics simulation to study motion of the molecular at a larger scale.