IntroductionSupercomputer is a broad term for one ofthe fastest computer currently available.Super computers were designed and builtto work on extremely large jobs that couldnot be handled by no other types ofcomputing systems
IntroductionSupercomputers speed are measured infloating point operations per second(FLOPS) in units ofmegaflops (MFOPS)gigaflops (GFLOPS)teraflops (TFLOPS)
History:-Indias supercomputer program was started in late 1980s. PARAM 8000 is considered Indias first supercomputer.It was indigenously built in 1990 by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC).It was replicated and installed at ICAD Moscow in 1991 under Russian collaboration.
PARAM YUVA II Param Yuva-II, which is claimed to be Indias fastest supercomputer, has been unveiled in Pune. It was unveiled on 8 February 2013. Thish is a series of PARAM. This is the first supercomputer that has crossed 500 teraflops in computing power in the country.
Architecture It performs at a peak speed of 524 Teraflops (a standard terminology in the computing industry which measures compute capacity). This supercomputer uses Hybrid Technology - which is network of high performance computers. This hybrid technology has enabled the up-gradation of existing 54 Teraflops to 500 Teraflops peak computing power of Indian Supercomputers. Param Yuva II has high storage capacity(200 TB), it supports parallel computing(infact all Supercomputers must support this feature).
Architecture The interconnection of this fastest computer is comprised of Infiniband FDR System Area Network and PARAMNet-III which is sure to offer a remarkable efficiency. Param Yuva II is made energy efficient and consumes around 35% less power. Even parallel computing is made possible by the inclusion of required software. Even parallel computing is made possible by the inclusion of required software.
Specifications:- It would have been ranked 33rd in the November 2012 List of Top Green 500 supercomputers of the world. The entire project is said to have involved around 300 CDAC engineers. The Param Yuva-II is also said to be a milestone in the Indian Information Technology industry. This computer is a stepping stone towards building the future petaflop-range supercomputers in India. Also, if supposedly the current system was used to predict weather conditions in a 6 km area, Param Yuva II would help in predicting weather conditions for a 10km area etc.
Param Yuva II was made in a period of three months, at a cost of 16 crore (US$3 million).
USES:- Research in space Bioinformatics Weather forecasting Seismic data analysis Aeronautical engineering Scientific data processing Pharmaceutical development