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Where does India stand in the race for super computers? What are Government's future plans?

  Jan 24, 2017

Where does India stand in the race for super computers? What are Government's future plans?

Government has proposed to commit 2.5 billion USD to supercomputing research during the 12th five-year plan period (2012-2017). The project is handled by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.Additionally, it was later revealed that India plans to develop a supercomputer with processing power in the exaflop range. It will be developed by C-DAC within the subsequent 5 years of approval.

Government supports  building and installing 100-150 supercomputers at the local, district and national levels under an Indian national programme.
In 2015, the Indian government has approved a seven-year supercomputing program worth $730 million (Rs. 4,500-crore). The National Supercomputing grid will consist of 73 geographically-distributed high-performance computing centers linked over a high-speed network. By 2016 , India has 11 super-computers, which have been ranked as Top500 supersystems in the world. Under the Top500 list, Indian supercomputers are right now ranked at positions 96, 119, 145, 166, 251, 286, 300, 313, 316, 380 and 397.Besides, Indian built PARAM Yuva II was  ranked at impressive 44th position at Super Computing Conference in Denver, Colorado, under the renown Green500 List for Super Computers.
 
In 2013, 4 Indian supercomputers were included in the World’s fastest supercomputers as well.