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India’s supercomputer “EKA” Ranked-47 in the World

EKA (the Sanskrit name for number one) is a supercomputer ranked as the 8th fastest in the world and fastest in Asia as of June 2008, according to the Top 500 Supercomputer list built by Hewlett-Packard. The supercomputer built at the Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) by Hewlett-Packard facility at Pune, India, marked a milestone in the Tata Group’s effort to build an indigenous high-performance computing solution. CRL built the supercomputer facility using dense data centre layout and novel network routing and parallel processing library technologies developed by its scientists. It was reported to have cost $30 million dollars to build.

Ashwin Nanda, who heads the CRL, told the conference that its supercomputer had been built with HP servers using Intel chips with a total of 14,240 processor cores. The system went operational last month and achieved a performance of 117.9 teraflops.

Details:

  • System Name: EKA
  • Site: Computational Research Laboratories, TATA SONS
  • System Family: HP Cluster Platform 3000BL
  • System Model: Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c
  • Computer: Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 3GHz, Infiniband
  • Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  • Application area: Not Specified
  • Installation Year: 2007
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Interconnect: Infiniband DDR
  • Processor: Intel EM64T Xeon 53xx (Clovertown) 3000 MHz (12 GFlops)

In the last two years China and America has really taken over, China is number one in the supercomputer race pushing the US to No. 2. India is actually 2years behind in terms of technology.