8 Indian supercomputers enter global top 500 list

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 09 December 2008, 07:19 Hrs   |    19 Comments
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8 Indian supercomputers enter global top 500 list
Bangalore: With India making a mark in every sector of the technology field, the country has shown its importance in the supercomputing race too. Eight of the top 500 supercomputers are of India with Tata Group's Eka, a Hewlett Packard (HP) based system leading the race in the 13th rank. Followed by Eka, there is Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)'s Param supercomputer at the 68th rank and IBM based eServer Blue Gene solution of Indian Institute of Science at the 213th rank. Apart from them there is industrial research company at the 334th rank, a research agency at the 428th rank, IIT-Madras at the 436th position and finally the Paprikaas Interactive Services ranks at 478. Hence among the eight entries, six are of HP. In terms of shipments, HP moves ahead of IBM with a share of 41.8 percent while the latter came second with a share hold of 37 percent in Asia Pacific. As Faisal Paul, Country Manager, HPC and OS/L said, "Though the company is yet to make a mark in terms of capacity of a supercomputer globally, wherein yet tags like Blue Jeans and Cray dominate, in the rest which consist of 94 percent of high performance computing (HPC), we have a significant position." These ranks were awarded by the Universities of Tennessee and Mannheim, Germany, and at NERSC Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.