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super-computing facility "Param-Ishan" unveiled at IIT -Guwahati

GPlus | September 22, 2016 00:39 hrs

Union Human Resource Development Minister Praksh Javadekar on Monday unveiled “Param-Ishan” – a super-computing facility at IIT -Guwahati. The high-performance “Param-Ishan” has computing speed of 250 teraFLOPS and capacity of 300 tera bites (TB). The 250 teraFLOPS means that computer is capable of performing 250 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer was installed in a partnership of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and IIT &ndash
; Guwahati. “It is a one of the glad moments to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions,” Javadekar said after unveiling the Param-Ishan super computer. He said that C-DAC and IIT – Guwahati partnership will provide a boost to both the high performance computer users and the community through the deployed Param-Ishan and several technology areas will be positively affected through the introduction of the new supercomputer. With a peak computing power of 250 Teraflops, PARAM-ISHAN is the fastest and most powerful supercomputer to be deployed in the northeastern, eastern and southern regions, outside Bangalore. Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director of IIT – Guwahati, said that Param-Ishan will not only augment the research initiatives in the institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research. Param-Ishan can be used in several scientific and engineering application areas, including weather, climate modelling and seismic data processing. This would be helpful as northeEast India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides. In his inaugural address, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India said “We reiterated our “commitment to give a big push to research and innovation by empowering the educational institutes to transform into higher seats of learning and platforms for advanced research. A nation’s potential for growth today, is evaluated on the quality of its research and development. As a big nation, we certainly face a number of problems. Effective R&D activities carried out in a strategic mode can be the solution to our most pressing problems. We need to amalgamate our strengths, skills and resources to provide the right direction to our research initiatives. The coming together of C-DAC and IIT Guwahati is a strategic move that will provide a boost to both the HPC users and the community through the now deployed PARAM-ISHAN. I am sure that several technology areas will be positively affected through the introduction of this new Supercomputer.” (IANS) (Photo: IIT-G Facebook)
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