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Fastest Indian Super Computer – not fast enough!

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has unveiled India’s supercomputer built in the labs of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram. Computer named SAGA-220 is capable of a theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second).

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SAGA displaces India’s existing supercomputer by Tata Sons called EKA which has a peak performance of 172.61 TeraFLOPS.

Noteworthy features of SAGA-220 :

  1. 220 Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second (TeraFLOPS).
  2. Costed Rs. 14 crores. EKA has costed Tata Sons an approximate 320 crore rupees ($30 million).
  3. Built from commercially available hardware, open source software and in house development.
  4. 400 NVIDIA Tesla 2070 GPUs and 400 Intel Quad Core Xeon CPU’s supplied by Wipro
  5. Consumes only 150 Kw of power.
  6. Can be scaled up to many PetaFLOPS (1,000 TeraFLOPS).
Not fast enough

Despite its 220 TeraFLOPS speeds, SAGA would not even figure in the top 10 list of world’s supercomputers. It would be placed at 28th position if other countries haven’t yet built similar computers. If SAGA touches the 1000 TeraFLOPS peak performance it would immediately be positioned at 11th rank. Contrary to this – China has 2 Super Computers in Top 3 ranks!

Worlds fastest computer, Tianhe-1A has a peak performance of 2566 TeraFLOPS which is followed by Jaguar-Cray with 1759 TeraFLOPS. SAGA and EKA are the only two super computers which will be featured in the top 100 list of supercomputers. India needs more of these kind and probably some faster ones too.

[Post reproduced from our sister blog – The Gadget Fan]

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  2. Ashish Chinaliya says

    1.220 Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second (TeraFLOPS).
    2.Costed Rs. 14 crores. EKA has costed Tata Sons an approximate 320 crore rupees ($30 million).
    3.Built from commercially available hardware, open source software and in house development.
    4.400 NVIDIA Tesla 2070 GPUs and 400 Intel Quad Core Xeon CPU’s supplied by Wipro.
    5.Consumes only 150 Kw of power.
    6.Can be scaled up to many PetaFLOPS (1,000 TeraFLOPS).

  3. AimBin says

    I have read this article….. a good one… but I have also found some interesting material at

    http://freefeast.info/general-it-articles/free-feast-explains-indias-status-in-the-supercomputer-field-innovative-isros-new-supercomputer-saga-220-freefeast-info/

    regarding Isro’s new Supercomputer-SAGA 220… Thought you people might like it…

  4. Sameer Uddin Khaja says

    There are many contraints presist in producing a supercomputer today. The economy has a huge impact on it. Other countries investing alot for the development and there is a race going on between them to be the No.1. This might be the answer.

  5. Ashish Dandgawhale says

    I'm nt agree Shailesh..if u think India is slow… I think Country is never slow or fast… itz the people who make the country slow or fast. If u think India is slow then people like u & me are slow not the country.

  6. Shailesh Das says

    Grow India Grow You Are Too slow!

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