Useful Resources

Available Infrastructure

  • HPC : The supercomputing facility at IITD

  • The HPC facility contains a total of 422 compute nodes with 238 CPU nodes, 161 GPU accelerated nodes and 23 Xeon Phi co-processor nodes. You can setup multiple jobs running parallely. It also comes pre-installed with a variety of software (loaded as modules) like Tensorflow, MATLAB etc.

  • GCL : General Computing Lab

  • General Computing Lab, 4th Floor, Bharti Building open throughout the day is a common workplace. Users are allowed to login to any of the computers after an account is created and a storage space is provided which is preserved. This is also required for you to request a webpage hosting.

  • Baadal : The IITD internal cloud

  • Baadal has 32 blade servers each with 48 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz and 377 GB RAM, a n*10Gbps ethernet backbone and 10 TB of virtualized storage. You can request a VM from the link above after logging in. Backup and power management are also offered. These VMs are also used for creating evaluation servers for students.

  • Meeting Room Booking System

  • Once you have your GCL login ready, you can use the same to book meeting rooms in CSE/SIT from here.

  • Github IITD

  • Local github to allow sharing code privately. Note that also offers an academic version where private repositories are allowed.

  • IITD URL Shortener

  • For shortening urls and distributing to other students.


  • Hospital Facilities

  • The IITD Hospital offers a large number of facilities which can referred to by visiting the hospital. A number of specialists also visit the hospital on a regular basis.

  • YourDOST: IITD's partner for Emotional Health

  • PhD is a hard time emotionally and mentally as well. You can sign up on the above link for professional advice for free using a "" email address. This is accessible from inside/outside the campus and available as a mobile app as well. Sometimes, talking helps.

Reading groups

  • Vertecs

  • Reading group in the broad areas of Programming Languages and Systems.

  • Assistive

  • Software Applications Towards Assistive Technologies for Persons with Visual Impairments

Worthwhile Reads for a research student

How to read a paper

By S. Keshav

Writing a great research paper

A talk by Simon Peyton-Jones

How to give a research talk

By Simon Peyton-Jones

How to give a great research talk

A talk by Simon Peyton-Jones

Presenting a theoretical paper

By Parberry

Writing referee reports

By Parberry

The Checklist Manifesto

By Atul Gawande