Supercomputer: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Param Siddhi: India’s AI supercomputer among world top 500 most power non-distributed computers

Published: November 18, 2020

Param Siddhi is a high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer that was established at C-DAC under the National Supercomputing Mission. It has secured rank 63 in TOP 500 most powerful non-distributed computer system list in the world. What are the features of Param Siddhi? Param Siddhi was jointly developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ..




IIT Delhi has offered the use of the PADUM supercomputer

Published: April 4, 2020

IIT Delhi has offered the use of its high performance computational resources (supercomputer) for research work regarding COVID-19 for the next 6 months. About the Initiative IIT Delhi has offered computational time worth about 1 crore INR for free for conducting research regarding COVID-19. This can be used by private firms, academic institutions as well ..



IIT Kharagpur signs pact with C-DAC to build India’s first state-of-the-art 1.3 PetaFlop High-Performance Computing facility

Published: March 17, 2019

The IIT Kharagpur has signed a MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up India’s first state-of-the-art 1.3 PetaFlop high performance computing facility and data center funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. PetaFlop is the measurement of computing power based on the frequency of mathematical calculations that can be done per ..


Pratyush- India’s Fastest Supercomputer

Published: April 7, 2018

India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The supercomputer has been named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning Sun. It is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world  dedicated for weather and climate research.


Harsh Vardhan launches 2.8 Peta Flops High Performance Computer system ‘Mihir’

Published: February 1, 2018

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Earth Sciences (MoES) , has launched a 2.8 Peta Flops capacity High Performance Computer (HPC) system ‘Mihir’ in Noida to improve India’s weather forecasting. The new HPC facility is expected to improve weather forecasts at the block level across India, predict extreme weather events, and offer high resolution seasonal ..