CrazyEngineers Archive
Old, but evergreen and popular discussions on CrazyEngineers, presented to you in read-only mode.
@Kaustubh Katdare • 18 Apr, 2016 • 2 likes
NIT Sikkim's got the fastest supercomputer among all the 31 NITs (National Institute Of Technology) in India. Titled "Param Kanchenjunga", the supercomputer has been developed by teams from NIT Sikkim and CDAC (Center for Development of Advance Computing) at Pune - known for developing India's first ever supercomputer (PARAM8000) and the PARAM supercomputer series. The word 'Param' which means 'Supreme' comes from Sanskrit language and Kanchenjunga, as many of you would know, is the third highest mountain in the world.

The Param Kanchenjunga will operate at 15 Teraflops and is estimated to cost about Rs. 3 crore. NIT Sikkim plans to deploy the machine mainly for aid in research and academics. The NIT officials expect that the supercomputer will contribute to research areas like climate modeling.

Param-Kanchenjunga-Supercomputer-Tianhe-2
China's Tianhe-2 - World's Fastest Supercomputer​

We learn that faculty members from NIT Sikkim are already working on a project that studies possible ways of improving the efficiency of fuel transfer through pipeline between Middle East and India. The supercomputer is likely to offer help with complicated statistics involved in the project.

It's interesting to note that the title of the world's fastest supercomputer has been held for over six consecutive years by China's Tianhe-2. The machine, developed by China's National University of Defense Technology operates at peak performance of 33.86 petaflop/s. The latest list of top supercomputers in the world is available on November 2015 | TOP500 Supercomputer Sites

Source: TNET
2.5k views

Related Posts

@Guneet Khanuja · Sep 14, 2014

Holidify, a holiday destination discovery website, was founded by Kovid Kapoor and Rohit Shroff in 2013, with its headquarters in Noida, India. Kovid and Rohit are IIT Bombay 2012 graduates...
2.1k views

@dascolony · May 30, 2012

I am unable to reach to my friend. How can I find the current location of my friend's mobile? Please help me out!!!
1.9k views

@Kaustubh Katdare · Jun 25, 2013

After the Indian Government made it compulsory for everyone to install the DTH service at home, we opted for Tata Sky in order to make our lives 'Zingalala'. But it's...
35k views

@Chirayu Samarth · Mar 10, 2015

After launching its first Android 5.0 Lollipop OS-based handset- the Canvas Fire 4, earlier this month, the Indian mobile manufacturer Micromax has now launched an entry-level smartphone- Micromax Bolt Q324....
1.9k views

@Jason Estibeiro · Jan 16, 2016

After launching the Coolpad Note 3 back in October 2015, the company has now come out with Coolpad Note 3 Lite for its Indian audience. And just like the Note...
4.5k views