PARAM-SHIVAAY: India’s Latest Supercomputer


Recently, Param-Shivaay, a supercomputer, was inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) under the National Supercomputing Mission.


1. Supercomputer ‘ParamShivay’ with a capacity of 833 tera flop has been developed by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

2. It will include 1 peta byte secondary storage and appropriate open source system and application software suite using 223 processor nodes, 384 GB per node DDR4 RAM,parallel file system, including CPU and GPU.

3. The supercomputer will help in simulation and modeling which will be applied in many areas like climate assessment, weather forecasting, space engineering, seismic analysis,finance, disaster simulation and management, search astrophysics, macro-data analytics,information collection.

4. Scientists, teachers and research students, government research laboratories in adjacent engineering colleges to IIT-BHU can avail benefits of the projects. About 40 per cent computer power will be used by the students of Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Other Supercomputers of India

India’s first supercomputer called PARAM 8000 was launched in 1991. Pratyush (4.0Peta flops) and Mihir (2.8 peta flops) are the other supercomputers established at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (NCMRWF), Noida respectively

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