Defence Applications of Super Computers and Indian Capability

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  1. XiNiX

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    Super Computers & Defence : Indian capabilities


    The Role and Importance of super Computers is hidden from no one. Yet The use of Super Computers has been limited to only a handful of nations in the world who have this expertise.

    In India the The Saga of Super Computer Dates backs to 80's when India was denied the "Cray Super Computer".

    Since then India has made Several Indegenious Efforts which have been Highly successful. The Use of Super computers in Military is an All Together New Concept which has unleashed a new Era of "Military Super Computing"



    A Recent Article Outlines the Importance of Super Computers in the Area of Defence as per the DoD, USA.


    With India Signing the Nuclear Deal, It has become an urgent requirement to devise means that can test and simulate our weapons and one such application is Nuclear testing.

    As the readers might know the Indian Super Computing Efforts are centred around CDAC, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune which has developed the PARAM series of Super Computers.

    India has Achieved the capability through which it can Actually Test a Nuclear Detonation and Without the fear of Sanctions Improve its Weapon Parameters.


    The Indian Super Computers Capable of Handling Such Research ::

    In 1987, the major initiatives of creating the Centre for Development of Advanced Computation (C-DAC) in Pune was launched to develop an Indian supercomputer based on massively parallel processing based architecture. US, which was unwilling to give a supercomputer to India earlier responded by clearing Cray XMP 14, under restrictions in 1988. There were conditionalities on non-nuclear use as well as in-situ surveillance by US government officials of the strict observance of conditionalities.

    In 1989, the efforts of C-DAC, DRDO, BARC, NAL to develop parallel processing supercomputers gained grounds and signs of success were visible. Later on, C-DAC demonstrated successfully PARAM-8000, a supercomputer with a peak computing power of 1000 M-Flops.

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    Since Then What India achieved is a History.
    Super Computers Find theor applications in a variety of Military applications like Nuclear Simulations, Designs and Complex Calculations.
    Today We Posess some of the Fastest Super computers of the World, Designed and Developed by India.

    1. PARAM 8000



    2. PARAM 10000




    3. PARAM PADMA


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    4. PARAM YUVA



    5. TATA EKA

    6. BARC ANUPAM :
    What BBC Says ?

    The Garuda Network ::


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    :: The DRDO DHRUVA Super Computer ::

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    Please Do Share Your Views over This. Thank You.
     
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    India's Latest Super Computer : Annapurna


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    How many Super computers has India developed? Are they fast Enough to make it into Top 10?
     
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    Nice info.
    Jai ho. .
     
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    @ indian army,

    Yes, the Eka Supercomputer was at no. 4 when initiated in 2007.
     
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    Thanks for valuable info
    Jai Ho
     
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    My post has the list of all indian super compputers.
     
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    We need to Keep this Trend Going...... Is India developing any other Super computer??
     
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    The way conventional super computers were built is now obsolete. Nowadays a desktop PC can pack more than 2-3 Teraflops of power.

    The current supercomputers derive their power from general processing units like Intel and AMD processors, but in order to reach the Petaflop level we need to look at new ways.

    NVidia and ATI today pack more than 2 Teraflops of power in a single graphics card. These graphics can not be used to do general calculations but the calculations can be converted into special form to take advantage of the pipelines and shaders of the graphics card.

    China has done this and revealed the most powerful supercomputer till date. Their super computer uses NVidia Tegra GPUs solely dedicated to complex calculations

    With GPUs, 2000 GPUs would be more than sufficient to make a super computer capable of peak power of more than 5.5 Petaflops.

    This is where the future lies and this is where India should be headed. I remember saying the same thing in 2004 when GPGPU was just an idea.
     
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    I just checked. 5 Indian supercomputers are present in the Top 500 list of June 2010.

    They are as follows:-

    Rank 33 - EKA
    Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 3GHz, Infiniband

    Rank 94 - Power 575, p6 4.7 GHz, Infiniband

    Rank 182 - "PARAM Yuva" Cluster
    PARAMcluster, Xeon 73xx 2.93 Ghz, Infiniband

    Rank 369 - Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c G6, Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz, Infiniband

    Rank 389 - Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 54xx 3.0GHz, GigEthernet

    Source: India | TOP500 Supercomputing Sites (Select India as the country in the dropdown)
     
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    Unfortunately, the scientist himself is not happy with today's govt.

    INDIA NEEDS PETAFLOP SUPERCOMPUTER

    Beed (Maha): India needs Petaflop series of supercomputer, but the Centre is not willing to give any financial assistance for the project, a top IT scientist said here on Saturday.

    "Petaflop is a measure of a computer's processing speed and can be expressed as thousand trillion floating point operations per second," architect of PARAM series of supercomputers Vijay Bhatkar told PTI.

    http://www.zeenews.com/news592195.html



    America, Japan, China and India are the only countries in the world that have been carrying out research on Petaflop Computer Series, he said.

    "To make Petaflop we need Rs 1,000 crore and 50 MW separate electrical power station, but the Centre is not willing to give funds to the project," he said.

    Wake Up GOI.
     
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    I think there can be be a National Super Computing Facility which is given access to any one across india on paid basis, this way a part of costs can be me just like tata eka facility.
     
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    1 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    United States Jaguar

    2 National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen (NSCS)
    China Nebulae

    3 DOE/NNSA/LANL
    United States Roadrunner

    4 National Institute for Computational Sciences/University of Tennessee
    United States Kraken XT5

    5 Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
    Germany JUGENE

    6 NASA/Ames Research Center/NAS
    United States Pleiades

    7 National SuperComputer Center in Tianjin/NUDT
    China Tianhe-1

    8 DOE/NNSA/LLNL
    United States BlueGene/L

    9 Argonne National Laboratory
    United States Intrepid

    10 Sandia National Laboratories / National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    United States Red Sky


    ^^here ya go list of countries/computers to beat
     
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    THanks for the List but i doubt if super Computers are made to "Beat" the current List of Top 10.

    If so, India did it in 2007 when we got Rank 4, and soon the New Super Computers will take the place of Existing ones.

    The Important Point is what is Our actual Need and can we Do it on our Own.

    In 80s , For India the Answer was No; Today Just Pour the Money and CDAC can even make you No. 1. !
     
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