Supercomputing Current Affairs, GK & News
The Department of Science and Technology has announced the plans to build 60 supercomputers over the next three years. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be responsible for the implementation of the project and six machines are expected to be installed by the end of the year. Supercomputers A supercomputer is one that ..
Topics: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing • Computing • Concurrent computing • Digital technology • FLOPS • Information technology in India • K computer • Parallel computing • PARAM • Supercomputers • Supercomputing • Supercomputing in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the supercomputer ‘Param of 833 teraflop capacity built at the IIT-BHU. It is built at the cost of Rs 32.5 crore under the National Super Computing Mission. About 40% of the total computer power will be used by the students of Navodaya Vidyalaya. The institute claims that relevant ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Computing • Cray • Digital technology • India Meteorological Department • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology • Information technology in India • PARAM • Pratyush and Mihir • Supercomputers • Supercomputing • Supercomputing in India
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.
Topics: Computing • Digital technology • FLOPS • India Meteorological Department • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology • Information technology in India • Pratyush and Mihir • Pune • Supercomputer • Supercomputing • Supercomputing in India • TOP500
The US super computer Sequoia has been crowned as the fastest computer in the world. Placed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California Can make 16.32 quadrillion calculations/second (16.32 petaflops/s) A petascale Blue Gene/Q supercomputer Sequoia helps the US keep its nuclear stockpile safe, secure and effective without the need for underground testing. Constructed by ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012