The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has unveiled India's fastest super computer Param Yuva II. In its launching event conducted on last Friday, it was inaugurated by J Satyanarayana, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology. Param Yuva II is is capable of crunching data up to 524 teraflops, about 10 times faster than its predecessor, the Param Yuva I. C-DAC said that the processing power of the supercomputer has been given a significant boost so that faster crunching of data will be possible. C-DAC says that currently, meterologists are able to gather data for a 6 kilo meter radius and with the performance upgrade, they should be able to expand their data collection to a 10 kilo meter radius.
This boost in the processing power will be beneficial to the entire bioinformatics industry, to work and formulate better vaccines and drugs to get rid off illness. The Param Yuva II is also designed to be energy efficient as it reduces the cost of energy by 35 per cent than the previous version. During the inauguration speech, Satyanarayana said "Research and development can be a major thrust area for India going forward. Computational infrastructure like Param Yuva II is necessary to achieve this."
This new super-computer is expected to be useful to research labs, in aircraft designing, universities and various other institutions that are into scientific research. The Pram Yuva II is expected to be beneficial to weather forecasting, seismic data analysis, and scientific data processing. Considering the peak speed of Param Yuva I, which was just 54 Teraflops, Param Yuva's 524 teraflops is definitely a rapid progress. Nearly 300 CDAC engineers were involved in the making of Param Yuva II. It is definitely a milestone in India's Information Technology genre.
It is reported that developing research-based applications will take lesser time than before and complex problems will be solved in a simpler way with the help of Param Yuva II.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."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." With its Param Yuva II, India has marked its progress in the area of super computers.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing unveils India's fastest super computer Param Yuva II
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