Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s supercomputer, which is powered by NVIDIA’s GPU Tesla platform, has been featured as the 166th fastest world’s supercomputer in the list of Top 500. The newest entry in the global list from India is also the fourth fastest supercomputer in India.
The list captures the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems known globally was unveiled at SC15, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, torage and Analysis, held recently at Austin, Texas.This 860 teraflops centralised compute system is the largest High Performance Computing (HPC) system across all IITs and is available to developers, end-users and researchers.
Dr. Subodh Kumar, Associate Head Computer Services Center, IIT Delhi said, “We are happy to have commissioned the largest GPU-centric HPC cluster in the nation and among the top few in the world. The system is under active use by a variety of researchers. We are sure the capability multiplication that the system provides will enable them to reach the next level in their research and help solve challenging problems in Atmospheric Science, Molecular Systems, Biology, Nano-systems, and many other areas.”
IIT is no stranger to having some of the fastest computers in India. IIT Kanpur’s supercomputer was ranked as the fifth best in India and 130th in the world’s top 500 supercomputers list published in November 2013. India plans to have theworld’s fastest supercomputer by 2017.