India's fastest supercomputer - Param Yuva II - launched

Param-Yuva-IIThe Param Yuva II - India's fastest supercomputer and the 62nd fastest supercomputer in the world - has recently been launched by Government of India's Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

Marking the latest 500 TeraFlop version of the DeitY's earlier Param Yuva at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune, the Param Yuva II has undergone a 524-teraflop upgrade that is approximately ten-fold faster than its previous counterpart.

According to an Economic Times report, the Param Yuva II supercomputer was developed in a record period of three months, with a total investment of Rs. 16 crore. The most prominent features of the new supercomputer include
200 Terabytes of high performance storage; support software for parallel computing; and the ability to deliver over half a Petaflop of raw compute power.

Going by the C-DAC claims, Param Yuva II is better than most supercomputing systems when power efficiency is taken into consideration; and "would have achieved 33rd position in the November 2012 List of Top Green 500 supercomputers of the world."

Congratulating C-DAC for its notable achievement of 500 TF compute power for the new Param Yuve II supercomputer, the DeitY Secretary J. Satyanarayana said during his inauguration speech that the Indian government will continue to extend support the efforts aimed at establishing the country's place as "the primary destination for advanced R&D across the global landscape."

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