India`s latest supercomputer unveiled

India`s latest supercomputer `Annapurna` was unveiled at the IMSc on Friday.

Chennai: India`s latest supercomputer
`Annapurna` was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) on Friday.

Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee
unveiled the country`s seventh fastest high-performance
computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and
30 TB storage space cluster capacity.

Banerjee lauded the technical team behind the effort
for creating the super computer in a completely non-commercial

Complex issues ranging from biological applications
and others could not have been approached in the absence of a
supercomputer, he said.

"Among broad-based scientific institutions in India,
the Annapurna cluster is the third fastest, ranking below the
IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Mumbai," an IMSc release said.

The device will be used in simulations and numerical
calculations in the areas of statistical mechanics and
condensed matter physics among others, it added.


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