The Indian IT sector has always been at the top and by seeing their efforts; the future certainly looks bright for our nation. Param Yuva-II is another proud in Indian’s bucket.
Developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Param Yuva II was inaugurated by J Satyanarayana, secretary, department of electronics and information technology, yesterday.
With the launch of PARAM Yuva –II, C-DAC has taken a quantum jump towards creating a general purpose research-oriented computational environment. This system is designed to solve large and complex computational problems. This will provide an opportunity for new scientific endeavors for the research community. By making use of hybrid technology, the increase in peak compute power from 54 Teraflop/s to 524 Teraflop/s has been achieved without any significant change in the electrical power consumed by the facility.
The supercomputer has been upgraded to 524 teraflops, about 10 times faster than the present facility. With an investment of Rs 16 crore, it was developed in a record three months.
Satyanarayana said “While the Indian IT sector has always been at the top, the dynamics of the market especially in the light of financial meltdowns force us to take a re-look at juggling our priorities. Advanced R&D in emerging areas can be a major interest area for India as nations struggle to find viable solutions within budget constraints. Computational infrastructure and trained manpower will be the initial requirements to take the initiative forward.”
Satyanarayana said, “The facility is a stepping stone for the petaflop version of the supercomputer that India has envisioned. What we need to do now is speak to users, researchers and scientists and take feedback from them on the issues relating to usage of the facility and help them in accelerating their research work for the benefit of common man.”
C-DAC director general Rajat Moona said, “Although we initiated the project in June 2012, we only intended that it would upgrade the facility. However, we later realised that it could be upgraded to half-a-petaflop (524 teraflop) and we achieved this within three months.”
With this launch, C-DAC also becomes the first R&D institution in India to cross the 500 TF milestone.
Moona said, “The list of top 500 supercomputers in the world is released twice in a year, in June and November. Had we launched Param Yuva II in November, it would have been in the 62nd position.”