India's fastest supercomputer no more among World's Top 10

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 04 June 2010, 02:59 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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India's fastest supercomputer no more among World's Top 10
Bangalore: India's fastest supercomputer, EKA is now ranked at 33, in the latest rankings of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers. EKA, developed by Computational Research Laboratories is owned by the Tata Group was ranked the ninth fastest supercomputer in the previous ranking. The Indian supercomputer PARAM Yuva Cluster which was ranked at 109 in June 2009 has now slipped to 183. Today, supercomputers are developed by companies like Cray, IBM and Hewlett-Packard and India is now behind United States, France, Germany and China. Twenty four supercomputers on the list are now in China, with Germany at fourth place behind the US, the UK and France. The US has maintained its dominance with 282 out of 500 supercomputers. Jaguar built by the Cray company has been ranked the world's fastest supercomputer. China has stormed to the supercomputing arena with Nebulae build from a Dawning TC3600 Blade system with Intel X5650 processors and NVidia Tesla C2050 GPUs is ranked second. Roadrunner, which was the first ever petaflops system June 2008, dropped to the third position with a performance of 1.04 petaflops.