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

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  1. chauism

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    Considering the fact that my desktop that was brought just couple month ago has better specs than most of the supercomputers in 1995, your wish is not that far away.
     
  2. RAHUL INDIAN

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    thats just a ranking institute...
    the Credit goes to EKA and the scientists who designed it... doesnt matter if some hardware is from HP or intel or anyone else... though they also deserve the credit for making such hardwhare without which neither our nor chinese supercomputer would be possible...

    lets celebrate the success...:cheers: and hope for more success in future..:)
     
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    but when we have such computing power in normal use, the ones in the list will be better ones and even more powerful ..:cheesy:
     
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    I hope they make an alienware supercomputer so that I can ransack the gaming world.
     
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    Agree!:tup:
    keeping Moore's law in mind.

    I wonder of what use a common man might have for a supercomputer,except for playing games with high-fi graphics or maybe Brute force attacks. ;)

    Something interesting to add:

     
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    if you ask for it, here we go

    India | TOP500 Supercomputing Sites
    all the top 500 supercomputers located in India:
    33 EKA
    Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 3GHz, Infiniband 14384 N/A 132800 172608 HP

    94 Power 575, p6 4.7 GHz, Infiniband 3744 N/A 55110 70387.2 IBM

    182 "PARAM Yuva" Cluster
    PARAMcluster, Xeon 73xx 2.93 Ghz, Infiniband 4608 N/A 38100 54005.8 HP

    369 Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c G6, Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz, Infiniband 2944 N/A 29012.8 34503.7 HP

    389 Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 54xx 3.0GHz, GigEthernet 4424 N/A 28357.1 53088 HP


    China | TOP500 Supercomputing Sites
    some of the top 500 supercomputers located in China

    2 Nebulae
    Dawning TC3600 Blade, Intel X5650, NVidia Tesla C2050 GPU 120640 N/A 1.271e+06 2.9843e+06 Dawning

    7 Tianhe-1
    NUDT TH-1 Cluster, Xeon E5540/E5450, ATI Radeon HD 4870 2, Infiniband 71680 98304 563100 1.20619e+06 the Chinese National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)

    19 Mole-8.5
    Mole-8.5 Cluster Xeon L5520 2.26 Ghz, nVidia Tesla, Infiniband 33120 N/A 207300 1.13844e+06 IPE, nVidia Tesla C2050, Tyan

    24 Magic Cube
    Dawning 5000A, QC Opteron 1.9 Ghz, Infiniband, Windows HPC 2008 30720 122880 180600 233472 Dawning

    51 DeepComp 7000, HS21/x3950 Cluster, Xeon QC HT 3 GHz/2.93 GHz, Infiniband 12216 N/A 102800 145965 Lenovo

    see the differences.

    and if you have a different opinion with how to define the vendor, why not sent an email to the top500 to ask them to correct it.
     
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    Few months old article

    C-Dac Reaching for a Petaflop by 2012 | insideHPC.com
     
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    Its silly for any Indian to compare the developments of our supercomputers with the Chinese.The are ahead of us by far margin.They have also developed 32/64bit processors named Loongson for use in their supercomputers,something that we are yet to do...They have done a good job and set us an example to follow.Kudos to the Chinese.
    So far as the scope of this thread is concerned,the Indian Scientists have done a great job as well.

    People must keep in mind that constructing a super computer is done on the basis of pure necessity,not to etch its name on Guinness Book of World Records,or among the top 10 supercomputer list.It costs a lot of money to build a system,and then maintain it.A super computer these days,takes an entire floor and a dedicated cooling system,not to mention the power requirement to keep it running.If a super computer is running with out using its total potential,then organization is wasting the cpu-cycle time and hence loosing money.
    So it is better to construct a smaller system that can be used full up to its potential than a larger system which may not be used fully.
    It really depends upon the necessity.
     
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    Very good point. Its ridiculous that some people like to compare how powerful their countrie's computer is cas ompare to another country. Give me a break.

    If people want to demonstrate achievements, it should be in events like Olympics or World Cup where there is a way to compare results by country. In other stuff such as military weapon or how fast is the super computer should not be compare as these should be acquire on a need basis instead of use for a pissing contest.
     
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    Dear Friends,

    Supercomputer application is important for our country in some feilds.When earlier we need it for ur weather stations we demanded it from US but US denied it to us so we created our own PARAM PADMA. This machines performs trillion of calculations per seconds these are important for simulations etc. So why my chinese are fighting over it. We just need it we made it thats all.:wave:
     
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    In 20 years time more's law is going to fail as electron at that level will be unstable hence quantum computing(till now we achieve it at level of 7 electrons) will come into picture . You can imagine that in 20 years of time todays fastest supercomputer will we used by you as general purpose.Technology will be so cheap barcode will be raplaced by chips etc.
     
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    :):)I like your nick ....used to give me trouble before I started using bind variables...Nowadays I am concerned with XSS.
     
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    What are we figting here? Supercomputer, As far as I know is an arrangement of CPU/RAM/BUS to optimize the speed of over all processing to get higher MIPS. This helps us in fastest calculation and processing. If I recall correctly, PARAM-10000 has some 24 CPU cabinets. Now as per the fight, Neither India nor China produce their own CPU chips so for hardwares, we have to rely on external vendors like HP/IBM/Intel/nVidia etc.

    Finally, A computer (or even Supercomputer) is only piece of calculator/processor which sufficiently respond with one's request, why to bother for MIPS or no 1 Ranking, this is not beauty contest.
     
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    Do u know who a vendor is..???
    A company which supplies parts or services to another company. also called supplier.

    So yes they supplied the hardware. Similarly the Chinese Supercomputer just revealed also has INTEL and other foreign parts.

    But the most important thing , design and the software is Indian. Ony the hardware components are imported

    Now rather post something which is contributing to the knowledge.
     
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