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Northeast Today

Sikkim gets ‘Fastest’ Supercomputer of the Northeast

Sikkim gets ‘Fastest’ Supercomputer of the Northeast
April 19
13:31 2016

Northeast India got its fastest supercomputer with the setting up of ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’, housed at the National Institute of Technology, Sikkim campus.

Built at a cost of over Rs 2 crore, ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’ is a collaboration between the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C—DAC) and the Ministry of Communications and IT.

NIT Sikkim director Prof. Arun Samaddar said that the computer not only shares the distinct privilege of being the fastest supercomputer in the NE region, but it would also be the fastest supercomputer among all the NITs.

The machine equipped with latest Intel-based processor and accelerator technologies with a peak computing power of 15 Teraflops will give a major boost to research at all levels.

Using the new machine, two faculty members of the NIT are already studying how to increase the efficiency of fuel movement through long oil pipelines such as from the Middle East to India.

Another project being run on the computer deals with the measurement of ocean surface temperature for weather forecasting through simulation.

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