IMSc unveils India's seventh-fastest supercomputer `Annapurna' news

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    IMSc unveils India's seventh-fastest supercomputer `Annapurna'

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    The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) at Chennai today unveiled India's seventh-fastest supercomputer, Annapurna, to provide a boost to simulations and numerical calculations in the areas of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics.

    Annapurna is a high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30 TB storage space cluster capacity.

    The supercomputer ranks below that installed at IISc Bangalore as well as the one at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, IMSc said, adding that it is on a par with the other supercomputers such as Vindhya, Aravalli and Kabru.

    "Among broad-based scientific institutions in India, the Annapurna cluster is the third fastest, ranking below the IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai," an IMSc release said.

    Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee who unveiled the high performance computer at an even at the IMSc highly appreciated the technical team for developing the super computer in a completely non-commercial domain.

    The computer will boost academic research in the field of computational biology, statistical mechanics and numerical calculations.




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    Good going!:tup:'

    Any idea on the speed?(no. of operations per sec)
     
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    cooool..................lets improve our technology more and more
     
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    at this time no
     
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    Congrats to India.
     
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    Good work India ...can any one post list of all supercomputer made by India ?
     
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    Suveet! Now we should do something about making the world's fastest supercomp. Chinese did it and hold the record now. And that too we're supposed to be the IT hub.

    We got a train to catch, guys. ;)
     
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    Just wondering, what kind of CPU does this computer use. Does it have use Intel Core2 core, AMD core or Sun core.
     
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    supercomputers are very important nowdays.
     
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    Its CPU is ---1024 cores – Intel Nehalem 2.93 GHz chips
    Its speed is --12 teraflops
    Project cost is -- Rs 6 crore ($1.3 million)

    India gets another Supercomputer ? Annapurna | ZDNet

    The brilliant minds at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in Chennai have developed India’s seventh fastest high-performance computation cluster. At an event at the institute, Annapurna was unveiled by Dr. Srikuma Banerjee (Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission).

    With 1.5 Tera Byte memory and 30 TB storage cluster capacity the supercomputer is set to help researchers with computation and statistical analysis in fields such as condensed matter physics, lattice gauge theory, computational biology and complex systems research. The Annapurna cluster project is a Rs 6 crore ($1.3 million) investment which should bolster India’s research efforts. Annapurna boasts of some powerful technical specifications:

    •1024 cores – Intel Nehalem 2.93 GHz chips
    •1.5 tera byte memory
    •30 TB storage
    At peak speeds of 12 teraflops Annapurna is ranked as the third fastest cluster among the broad-based scientific institutions in India after those at the IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. This is IMSc’s forth high performance computing cluster, the other three known as Kabru, Vindhya and Aravalli are still operational. The Garuda grid, India’s national computing grid that connects 45 institutes in India uses IMSc’s Kabru.

    Dr. Srikuma Banerjee, during the inauguration (pictured above, courtesy The Hindu) said that technological embargoes restricted development and different institutes were tasked with overcoming limitations on processors. US based Silicon Graphics International helped with Annapurna.
     
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    whst is the current Indian position in the list of the world's fastest super computer's
     
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    India Ranks 33 with TATA "EKA".

    Current Ranks : TOP500 List - June 2010 (1-100) | TOP500 Supercomputing Sites

    The same system that ranked 4th at its Inauguration.



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