Sponsored Projects

1. Project on “Design of the Non-IT Infrastructure of RBI’s Data Centres”

– Sponsored by Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India has assigned the project of designing the non-IT Infrastructure of its Data Centres to IDRBT. The scope of the project involves providing consultancy services for refresh and upgradation of infrastructure, other than IT areas.

As part of the project, the present non-IT infrastructure set up will be reviewed and suggestions will be made on the solutions to meet the requirement of Data Centres of the RBI. The Institute will prepare the RFP for the upgrade of the non-IT infrastructure project which would cover technical specifications for the entire range of technologies needed, scope of work to be delivered, service level requirements and other related specifications. The Institute will also assist the RBI in evaluating and shortlisting the eligible technical bids, implementing and acceptance of the solution.

The deliverables include a report on preliminary study of as is status, new requirement analysis, preparation of RFP for engaging a service provider, evaluation of bids and identification of qualified bidder. This will be followed by implementation of solution.

2. Project on “Distributed Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technology”

– Sponsored by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), GoI

The Institute has been awarded a research project entitled “Distributed Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technology” (to be carried out in collaboration with C-DAC, Hyderabad and VJTI, Mumbai), sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. The objectives of the project are to:

  • Evolve an ecosystem around R&D organizations, Government departments and Academia to foster Blockchain Technology;
  • Design, develop and perform pilot deployment/prototyping of Blockchain based applications in the domains of Governance, Banking & Finance and Cyber Security;
  • Conduct research to address the issues and challenges related to Blockchain usage in identified application domains;
  • Develop a Blockchain framework using open source implementations to suit the identified application domain requirements;
  • Enhance capacity building in Blockchain Technology.

IDRBT’s role in the project is to implement innovative Banking and Finance applications using Blockchain Technology.

Dr. N. V. Narendra Kumar, Faculty, is the investigator from IDRBT. The total budget outlay for the project is Rs. 643 lakhs only. The duration of the project is two years (March 2018 – March 2020).

3. Project on “Next Generation Smart Data Centers"

– Sponsored by Indo-Dutch Science Industry Collaboration

The Institute has been awarded the research project entitled “Next Generation Smart Data Centers” (to be carried out in collaboration with University of Groningen, Netherlands, Cognizant Technology Solutions Ltd. and Shell), sponsored by the Indo-Dutch Science Industry Collaboration. The objectives of the project are:

  • Defining general methods and best practices that can be deployed in data centers;
  • Energy/application aware job scheduling and load balancing in cloud data centers.

The main goal of the project is to design and validate energy saving methodologies based on ICT to the industrial setting using data centers in India as the case study and defining deployable general methods and approaches. Hence, the project focuses on data center architectures, models, cloud computing aspects, and energy efficiency techniques, which will, therefore, be applied and experimented in some Indian banks.

The project is being carried out by Dr. G. R. Gangadharan Faculty, IDRBT. The approved funding of the project is €3, 52, 000/-.