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US made world’s most powerful Supercomputer Summit by beating China, India’s Pratyush is also in the list

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2018, 12:51 IST

The United States regained its position of having the world’s most powerful supercomputer by beating China. The supercomputer name Summit can operate at 200 petaflops which translates to 200 quadrillion calculations per second. The China supercomputer Sunway Taihu was holding the record as it has the capability of operating at 93 petaflop capacity.

According to reports, Japan is also building its supercomputer to powerup its manufacturing sector and providing a platform for research. It will help in developing and improving the driverless cars, medical diagnostics and robotics.

The feature of a new supercomputer by the United States of America has been developed with 4,608 servers, over 9,000 22-core IBM Power9 processors and more than 27,000 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. This new supercomputer has been already used for scientific calculations and upcoming projects include analysing exploding stars and crunching health data.

India’s Supercomputer

The Union Minister Harsh Vardhan unveiled India’s fastest supercomputer this year in January. The supercomputer has been named ‘Pratyush’ which means The Sun. The government established a research centre named High-Performance Computing facility at the Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. This Indian Supercomputer is dedicated to calculating and forecasting the weather conditions. By stimulating the weather pattern and making the prediction.

It helps in forecasting the monsoon, extreme events, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought. Its first unit has been installed at National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida.

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First published: 11 June 2018, 12:51 IST