India Will Get The Fastest Supercomputer By 2017 – Says Report
Posted on September 17, 2012 by Mitosh Mora // Special
Every other companies and countries are planning on getting some of the best devices on the world and because of the all new technology this can be possible. Getting through the computer world and industry, we got to know about, Indian government has now drawn with a blueprint on the task of developing the next generation super computer in the market. According to this blueprint, we are hopping to get the supercomputer that will be about 64x faster than any other existing machine around the world.
Hapil Sibal, who is a Telecom and IT Minister understanding all this and then made a letter for PM, Manmohan Singh by sharing the roadmap for the development of the “petaflop and the exaflop range a supercomputer”. This project is really high and the estimated cost for this project will reach over Rs. 4,700 crore for 5 years.
From statement from a Government Official said “In his (Sibal) letter, he has said that C-DAC has developed a proposal with a roadmap to develop a petaflop and exaflop range of supercomputers in the country with an outlay of Rs 4,700 crore.”
This petaflop is nothing, but a measurement for the computers processing speed. This one can be expressed as a one thousand trillion floating point operation as per second. Where, Exaflop is nothing but a one quintillion computer operation per second. This means that India is now going to create a super computer that will be having one exaflop, which is a thousand times faster than the one petaflop.
If you look at the fastest supercomputer of the world, Sequoia, it has a speed of 16.32 petaflop. This current supercomputer of the world is having a power of more than 1.78 lakh high-end laptops if they are put together. If the making of the new better Supercomputer will succeed then the exaflop supercomputer will be 61x faster as compare to the current super computer.
If you look at the world ranking of the super computers, Indian super computer ranks 58-globally. This is termed by having a look at the speed. Before this Sibal, C-DAC was the worlds most powerful super computer and this was build in 1987 by non another than the PM Rajiv Ghandhi.
Government officials said “The Minister has written that C-DAC developed first supercomputers in the country, the PARAM series. Presently Param Yuva with 54 teraflop computing power is serving many researchers through Garuda Computing Grid.”
When India will be getting the supercomputer, this supercomputer will be compared with the Sibal and would go under test with this one so that the computer will be having his position on the top of the supercomputer category. Until then the only thing that you need to do is stick to the news and see whether the new upcoming Supercomputer by India would make its rank on the top.
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