A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer.
Introduced in the 1960s by Seymour Cray at Control Data Corporation, Cray Research and subsequent companies bearing his name or monogram.
Indian took a leap of faith to develop supercomputers and super computing technologies and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was set up in 1988 by the then Department of Electronics with Dr. Vijay Bhatkar as its Director.
PARAM is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, India.
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The latest machine in the series is the PARAM Yuva II.
Param means ‘supreme’ in Sanskrit.
‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’, the fastest supercomputer in Sikkim. Here are 5 facts:
#1. ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’ is a collaboration between Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C—DAC) and the Ministry of Communications and IT.
#2. The machine is equipped with latest Intel-based processor and accelerator technologies with a peak computing power of 15 Teraflops.
#3. ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’ would also be the fastest supercomputer among all the NITs.
#4. Built a cost of over Rs 2 crore.
#5. Using the ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’, two faculty members of National Institute Of Technology Sikkim(NIT) are already studying how to increase the efficiency of fuel movement through long oil pipelines such as from Middle East to India.