Multi-petaflops supercomp to be inaugurated

Sakal Times
Friday, 5 January 2018

In order to provide useful services, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) runs several computationally intensive applications on ‘high-performance computers’ (HPC). With the inauguration of this HPC facility in Pune, India will rise from the 368th position to around the top 30 in the ‘top-500’ list of HPC facilities in the world.

Pune: India’s first multi-petaflops supercomputer will be inaugurated at IITM Pune on January 8 by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, and Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

In order to provide useful services, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) runs several computationally intensive applications on ‘high-performance computers’ (HPC). With the inauguration of this HPC facility in Pune, India will rise from the 368th position to around the top 30 in the ‘top-500’ list of HPC facilities in the world.

In terms of dedicated HPC resources for weather/climate community, India will be placed at the 4th position after Japan, UK and USA, according to a press release issued by IITM.

The Pune facility will be used for carrying out research on improving weather and climate forecasts and its applications.

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