IBM Tops 2011 India Supercomputers List

IBM Tops 2011 India Supercomputers List

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:32 Hrs
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Bangalore: IBM has announced that it has emerged as the leader in the recently released India's Top Supercomputers list for 2011, complied and published by Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Of the sixteen installations featured by SERC, IBM topped the list with six high performance computing (HPC) installations across India. These include IBM Blue Gene Solutions at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as well as IBM Power 6 cluster solutions at the India Meteorological Department, Delhi and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad.

SERC has been compiling and publishing the Top Supercomputers list in India since Dec 2008. This year there were a total of sixteen entries in the list with minimum performance criteria over 3.11 TFlops. The combined supercomputer performance featured on the SERC list, and hence the India, is now about 308 TFlops. Bangalore leads the list in the number of supercomputers, followed by Chennai.

Sathish Vadhiyar Associate Professor SERC IISc,said, "IBM, with its vast experience in HPC and a tradition of fostering supercomputing, is playing a major role in India's HPC installations and activities. IBM's innovative, highly scalable, compact system solutions and comprehensive support services make it an attractive option for India's supercomputing centers. IBM's presence in Indian HPC centres working across such diverse areas as theoretical physics in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, general purpose applications in IISc and weather and climate applications in the Ministry of Earth Science departments is testimony to the high caliber of supercomputing solutions provided by IBM."

Subram Natarajan, Executive Deep Computing, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/SA,said,"At IBM we deliver powerful and innovative high performance computing solutions to meet our clients' most challenging and complex problems. These solutions enable businesses and researchers to innovate, achieve breakthrough results and establish a sustainable competitive advantage in a Smarter Planet. Achieving the leading SERC ranking is a clear indication of the holistic approach IBM takes towards high performance computing. IBM is focused on designing and delivering complete, robust technical solutions that are easy to acquire and access, environmentally responsible, competitively priced and backed by world-class support."

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