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Top Super-Computers in India [Pune, IBM lead]

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“EKA” is the fastest computer in India, developed by Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. On a global front there is nothing much to write about, as India has been falling rapidly over the years as far as the India’s prowess to build super-computer goes.

In 2007, India’s “EKA” was 4th fastest supercomputer in the world and number 1 in Asia, but since then, it has not made much progress. During the same time countries like China & Japan have built super computers that are more than 50 times faster. India’s fastest computer “Eka” currently ranks a lowly 58th on the global level.

Couple of months back, there was news that new supercomputer built in the labs of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center has taken over EKA to become the fastest supercomputer – however, the list released by Super Computer Education & research center  (SERC) does not have its name. Neither does it figure in the list of Global Top 500 Super Computers.

India’s Top 15 super computers

Pune has 3 out of the top 6 computers in India, while IBM leads in the number of super computers in the list with 6 systems, followed by HP with 5 systems, and SGI with 3 systems.

Super-computers-India

EKA is also the nearly 4 times faster than 2nd places super-computer developed by CDAC, Pune.

Rank Site System Cores/CPU Sockets/Nodes Rmax (TFlops) Rpeak (TFlops)
1 Computational Research Laboratories Ltd, Pune HP Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c (Dual Intel Xeon 3 GHz quad core E5365 (Clovertown) w/Infiniband 4X DDR) 14400/3600/1800 132.8 172.6
2 Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune PARAMcluster (Intel Xeon (Tigerton) 2.93 GHz quad core quad processor X73xx nodes w/Infiniband) 4608/1152/288 38.1 53.63
3 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai IBM Blue Gene Solution, BlueGene/P (IBM PowerPC 850 MHz 450 processors w/Proprietary Interconnect) 8194/2048/2048 23.25 27.85
4 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore IBM eServer Blue Gene Solution, BlueGene/L (IBM PowerPC 700 MHz 440×5 processors w/Proprietary Interconnect) 8196/4096/4096 17.81 22.94
5 National Centre For Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Noida IBM cluster (IBM P6 4.7 GHz sixteen dual-core processor 575 nodes w/Infiniband) 1344/672/42 15.3 22.86
6 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune IBM cluster (IBM P6 4.7 GHz sixteen dual-core processor 575 nodes w/Infiniband 4X) 960/480/30 11.96 16.24
7 CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CMMACS), Bangalore SGI Altix ICE 8400 EX cluster (Intel Xeon CPU  X5670 2.93 GHz dual six-core processor nodes w/Infiniband) 1152/192/96 11.83 13.5
8 The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai SGI Altix ICE 8200 EX cluster (Intel Xeon CPU  X5570 2.93 GHz dual quad-core processor nodes w/Infiniband) 1024/256/128 10.43 12
9 Centre for Modelling Simulation and Design, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad SGI Altix ICE 8200 EX cluster (Intel Xeon CPU  E5472 3 GHz dual quad-core processor nodes w/Infiniband) 1024/256/128 10.28 12.29
10 India Meteorological Department, Delhi IBM cluster (IBM P6 4.7 GHz sixteen dual-core processor 575 nodes w/Infiniband) 768/384/24 10.08 14.44
11 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata Cray XT5 cluster (AMD Shanghai 2378 2.4 GHz dual quad-core processor nodes w/Cray’s Seastar primary interconnect) 1376/344/172 10.06 13.21
12 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai HP 256 Intel Xeon Processor E5472 (3 GHz w/Infiniband) 1024/256/128 8.62 12.29
13 Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad IBM cluster (IBM P6 4.7 GHz sixteen dual-core processor 575 nodes w/Infiniband) 512/256/16 5.03 7.22
14 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai HP 256 Intel Xeon Processor E5472 (3 GHz w/Gigabit) 1024/256/128 4.55 8.64
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore Netweb Technologies Tyrone/SuperMicro cluster (Intel Xeon CPU  X5570 2.93 GHz dual quad-core processor nodes w/Infiniband) 384/96/48 4.2 4.5
16 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore HP Proliant DL140 G3 (dual processor dual core Intel Xeon 3GHz 5160 nodes w/Infiniband 4X DDR) 512/256/128 3.86 6
  1. Dinesh Dinu says

    I like this.
    it is interested (dinu).

  2. Umang Darji says

    nice n very useful information……………

  3. Nitesh Pandey says

    very useful information…can india surpass Japan and China.

  4. atul says

    Great list. It would be good to note what they’re being used for too.

    1. divyansh says

      still don’t know what its used for. i guess probably not for playing GTA :P
      They use it for some whether simulations (forecasting) and military project simulations ( including nucear stuff research )

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