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8 Indian Supercomputers in Global Top 500 List
Saheer Karimbayil
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Super computing is one of the latest segments for India to make its impressive presence. Eight of the top 500 supercomputers are from India, with Tata Group's Eka, a Hewlett Packard (HP) based system, leading the race in the 13th rank.

Followed by Eka, there is the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)'s Param supercomputer at the 68th rank and the IBM based eServer Blue Gene solution of Indian Institute of Science at the 213th rank. Another computer was from an industrial research company, which stands at the 334th rank, followed by one from a research agency at the 428th rank.

While IIT-Madras stands at the 436th position, the Paprikaas Interactive Services ranks at 478 in supercomputing. Out of theses eight entries, six are of HP. These ranks were awarded by the Universities of Tennessee and Mannheim, Germany.
Faisal Paul, Country Manager, HPC & LinuxOpenSource at HP India, said, "However, the company is yet to make a mark in terms of capacity of a supercomputer globally, wherein tags like Blue Jeans and Cray dominate."
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