Thursday, 11 October 2012

India is Ready to build world's Fastest Super Computer

India is all set to build World's Fastest Super Computer by 2017 which is claimed to be 61 times faster than the current fastest super computer of the world.

Current Super Computers

         The current super fast computer of the world is IBM's Sequoia, has a top computing speed of 16.32 petaflops.
 India's fastest supercomputer, the Cluster Platform 3000, ranks 58 among the world's fastest machines, and has a top speed of 0.3 petaflops, so the proposed machine will be 3000 times faster than the current one.

Commonly Used Super Computer in India                     

 The existing PARAM supercomputer in India is being used in CSIR Center for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation. The CSIR Center is located in Bengaluru, India.
C-DAC developed first supercomputers the PARAM series in India and now Param Yuva having 54-teraflop computing power is used by researchers across the country.
As of now, C-DAC also known to be ‘Centre for Development of Advanced Computing’ has been employed to oversee the supercomputer development by 2017.

Flops(Speed unit of super Computers)

   In computing, FLOPS (or flops or flop/s, for floating-point operations per second) is a measure of computer performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations, similar to the older, simpler, instructions per second.
Since the final S stands for "second", conservative speakers consider "FLOPS" as both the singular and plural of the term, although the singular "FLOP" is frequently encountered. Alternatively, the singular FLOP (or flop) is used as an abbreviation for "FLoating-point OPeration", and a flop count is a count of these operations (e.g., required by a given algorithm or computer program). In this context, "flops" is simply the plural rather than a rate. The expression 1 flops is actually interpreted as                                      
                                               {}_{f_{\text{flop}} = 1\,\mathrm{s}^{-1}\,\Leftrightarrow\, n_{\text{flops}} = 1}.

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