India Planned for World's Fastest Supercomputer by 2017

Hi we got the latest update from Indian government - has drawn a blueprint for development of the next generation of supercomputers, which could be 61 times faster than existing machines.

India Planned for World's Fastest Supercomputer by 2017

It is reportedly said that the Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has shared a roadmap to develop fastest supercomputer with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. According to the latter, the 'petaflop and exaflop range of supercomputers' will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,700 crore over 5 years in India.

In addition, Sibal has proposed that Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) should be given chance to coordinate overall supercomputing activities in the country.

As a matter of concern, it is found; petaflop is a measure for finding processing speed of a computer and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. As far as exaflop is concerned, it is represents one quintillion computer operations per second. In simpler words, one exaflop is thousand times faster than one petaflop.

Presently, the fastest supercomputer of the world is Sequoia, which has registered a top computing speed of 16.32 petaflops which is equivalent of computing of power from over 7.8 lakhs high-end laptops put together, sources informed.

At present - India is in 58th place on the top supercomputer ranks globally in terms of computing speed.
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