Four India-based supercomputers in global 500 ranking

13th December 2017
Four India-based supercomputers in global 500 ranking

Bangalore, December 13 2107: The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA,  along with National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Department of Sciences & Technology and Department of Biotechnology Government of India,  have organized a  National Supercomputing Conclave, here today. The event   will address  national software challenges to Exascale computing.
The event comes soon after the announcement of the half yearly  Top 500 ranking of global supercomputers. The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking.
Sunway TaihuLight, a system developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC), and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, maintains its number one ranking for the fourth time, with a High Performance Linpack (HPL) mark of 93.01 petaflops.
Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2), a system developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China, is still the number two system at 33.86 petaflops.
Piz Daint, a Cray XC50 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland, maintains its number three position with 19.59 petaflops,

 The Cray XC40 at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore is the fastest computer in India clocking 901.5 teraflops. It ranks 228 out of 500.
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology's iDataPlex DX 360M4 system is second at 719.7 t flops ( no 368).
 A HP Cluster Platform 3000 in private industry is  third at  615.2 t flops (no 441)  while
the  Indian Lattice Gauge Theory Initiative (ILGTI), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) houses the 4th most powerful India based system and clocks 558.8 t flops ( no. 487).
There is no computer of Indian design in the country specific list.