PUNE: Pune has got India’s fastest supercomputer, thanks to the Tata institute of fundamental research (TIFR) and Hewlett Packard (HP). The two institutions have tied up to implement scaleable high-performance computing (HPC) solutions to create mathematical modelling for a range of scientific research applications.
Priced at around $1 million, the open source (Linux)- based supercomputer is housed at the Computational Mathematics Laboratory (CML) of TIFR, located at the Pune University campus.
The computer has a speed of one tera floating point operations per second (flops), equivalent to Param Padma, the fastest and most powerful in the Param series of supercomputers developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and allows CML to run various complex algorithms with upto one billion variables.
The supercomputer has been operational since last week and has a dozen scientists from various fields working on it. Already it is delivering 80 per cent of its peak performance(0.8 tera-flops) .
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