(Submitted by Geetanjali Panda)
India is planning to make a super computer which will be 61 times faster than the fastest computer i.e. IBM Sequoia. Are you surprised??????
But yes if this will really happen then it will make a great revolution in the technology field.
Sequoia is an amazing super computer made by IBM. It is a petascale super computer which is using IBM's BlueGene/Q servers. It is installed in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). With the help of 1.57 million PowerPC cores in 96 racks it runs 16.32 petaflops. FLOPS (FLoating Point Operations Per Second) is the measure of performance of supercomputers. One petaflop is equal to 1015 FLOPS. Sequoia is about 55% faster than the Japanese Fujitsu K.
In the present day India’s fastest supercomputer is present at CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Center for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation in Bengaluru. It runs 303.9 teraflops and is ranked 58 (out of 500) globally. But it seems that Indian Government is not happy with this.
Telecom and IT minister, Kapil Sibal has written to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, for the development of a super computer in petaflop and exaflop range. A roughly calculation says it will cost around 4,700 crore and will take around 5 years. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has drawn a blueprint for developing petaflop and exaflop range of supercomputers. C-DAC developed first supercomputers in the country, the PARAM series.
So let’s hope for the best. And if the plan will succeed then we will get a faster super computer than IBM Sequoia by 2017.