Tata's Eka and CDAC's ParamYuva, remain India's fastest platforms
The Eka Supercomputer at the Tata-funded Computational Research Labs (CRL) and Param Yuva assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), both Pune based, remain the fastest indigenous computing platforms in India, according to the Top500 global list released this week. They were built in India using HP computing elements. However the number of India-based systems in the twice-yearly compilation has slipped from 8 to 6 since November last.
At 132.8 teraflops, the Eka is ranked 18, down from 14 last time, while the Param Yuva Xeon Cluster is no 109 this week at its unchanged rated sustained speed of 37.804 teraflops. In the last bi-annual rating it was no 69... evidence that while machines may sustain their performance, the goal posts of supercomputing keep shifting.
The other four India based machines are IBM and HP systems whose location is not mentioned... they are known to be used by private players in the multimedia arena as well as by international IT companies who have an India development centre.
The world's fastest computer remains the Roadrunner at Los Alamos Labs USA, an IBM system that remains rated since November 2008 at 1105 teraflops or 1.105 petaflops. Unchanged at no. 2 is a Cray Jaguar system clocking 1.059 petaflops at Oakridge National Lab, US. The new entrant at no. 3 is a Germany based IBM BlueGene/P system called Juropa clocking 825.5 TF.
Top 500 full list: http://www.top500.org/lists/2009/06
( June 24 2009)