IIT-Kanpur launched 5th most powerful supercomputer in the country

Kanpur, 4 June-2014: This is a great achievement by it. There is no doubt about it. IIT-Kanpur has launched 5th most powerful supercomputer in the country.

IIT-Kanpur launched 5th most powerful supercomputer in the country

IIT-Kanpur launched 5th most powerful supercomputer in the country
India’s top technology university has come out with a new super computer that is going to make computing the easiest thing on the planet earth. Researchers have said that it is fifth most powerful super computer in the country and 130th in the entire world.

But this is not the first super computer for one of the best educational institutions in the country. It is the second super computer that has been unveiled by IIT-Kanpur.
The people behind the latest super computer say that it is the most powerful super computer found in any educational institution in the country.
Head of the Computer Center of IIT-Kanpur Ashish Dutta says, “Supercomputers are used in many areas of science and engineering research. The general area of research that uses supercomputers is called High Performance Computing (HPC). HPC can simulate nuclear explosions, evolution of galaxies, effects of pacemaker redesign, genetics and genetic related diseases, medical drug discovery, aircraft light, aerodynamics, etc”.

People behind the project say that this is one of the best machines and has been launched after extensive testing conducted by a seasoned team headed by IIT Kanpur’ deputy director S C Srivastava.

It is needless to say that the whole institution is excited with the latest feat. Institute dean Manindra Agarwal was quoted by agencies as saying that his institution has cluster (HPC2010) (supercomputer) that has been funded by DST. “As load on this cluster grew, we decided to go in for a bigger machine. The new machine (HPC2013) has been ranked 130{+t}{+h} in the Top500 list of November 2013,” informed Agarwal” he went on to add.

(Input source: NVOnews)

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