Exascale computing in India

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    The Indian Government has proposed to commit 5,000 INR crore (about 940 million USD) to supercomputing research during the 12th five-year plan period (2012-2017). The project will be handled by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Additionally, it was later revealed that India plans to develop a supercomputer with processing power in the exaflop range. If approved, it will be developed by C-DAC within the subsequent 5 years of approval.
     
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    What is Exascale computing?

    Exascale computing refers to computing systems capable of at least one exaFLOPS. Such capacity represents a thousandfold increase over the first petascale computer that came into operation in 2008. (One exaflop is a thousand petaflops or a quintillion, 1018, floating point operations per second.) At a supercomputing conference in 2009, Computerworld projected exascale implementation by 2018.
     
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    exaFLOPS 10[SUP]18[/SUP]
    petaFLOPS 10[SUP]15[/SUP]
    teraFLOPS 10[SUP]12[/SUP]
    gigaFLOPS 10[SUP]9[/SUP]
    megaFLOPS 10[SUP]6[/SUP]
    kiloFLOPS 10[SUP]3[/SUP]
     

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