Republic of India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer launch at Pune

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India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer launch at Pune

DH News Service, Mumbai, Jan 4 2018, 20:09 IST
India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer would be inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune.

Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, will dedicate it to the nation on January 8.

The acquisition of the supercomputer is part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences' (MoES) endeavour to provide world class services (relating to weather, climate, ocean, seismological forecast) to the people of India, according to a press statement issued here.

In order to provide useful services, MoES runs several computationally intensive applications on High Performance Computers (HPC). In the last 10 years, the HPC infrastructure at MoES institutes has grown from 40 Tera flops in 2008 to 1 Peta flop in 2013-14.

At present, MoES' HPC system stands at 368th position in Top500 list. With around 1.0 PF peak capacity, India's HPC ranking is much below the rankings of major countries that generate weather/climate forecasts.

To provide better services and improve its position, MoES has recently augmented its computational capacity up to 6.8 PF installed at two MoES Institutes: 4.0 Peta Flops HPC facility at IITM, Pune and 2.8 Peta Flops at NCMRWF, Noida.

With this augmentation, MoES HPC facility will be No 1 in terms of peak capacity and performance.

In top 30 league

With the addition of the Pune HPC facility, India is expected to rise from the 368th position to around top 30 in the Top500 list of HPC facilities in the world. In terms of dedicated HPC resources for weather/climate community, India will be placed at the 4th position after Japan, UK and USA.

The HPC facility being inaugurated at IITM will be used for carrying out research on improving weather and climate forecasts and its applications. This MoES HPC facility will also be utilised by other MoES institutes (like INCOIS, IMD, NIOT, NCAOR, NCESS) for research activities to improve their respective weather and climate services.

The second HPC facility at NCMRWF, Noida will be mainly used to cater to daily operational forecasts of respective MoES institutes (INCOIS, IMD, IITM, NCMRWF).

This new HPC facility will enable MoES scientists to use more detailed components of the Earth System for making better weather and climate forecasts at very high resolution, the statement said.
 

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India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer launch at Pune

DH News Service, Mumbai, Jan 4 2018, 20:09 IST
India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer would be inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune.

Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, will dedicate it to the nation on January 8.

The acquisition of the supercomputer is part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences' (MoES) endeavour to provide world class services (relating to weather, climate, ocean, seismological forecast) to the people of India, according to a press statement issued here.

In order to provide useful services, MoES runs several computationally intensive applications on High Performance Computers (HPC). In the last 10 years, the HPC infrastructure at MoES institutes has grown from 40 Tera flops in 2008 to 1 Peta flop in 2013-14.

At present, MoES' HPC system stands at 368th position in Top500 list. With around 1.0 PF peak capacity, India's HPC ranking is much below the rankings of major countries that generate weather/climate forecasts.

To provide better services and improve its position, MoES has recently augmented its computational capacity up to 6.8 PF installed at two MoES Institutes: 4.0 Peta Flops HPC facility at IITM, Pune and 2.8 Peta Flops at NCMRWF, Noida.

With this augmentation, MoES HPC facility will be No 1 in terms of peak capacity and performance.

In top 30 league

With the addition of the Pune HPC facility, India is expected to rise from the 368th position to around top 30 in the Top500 list of HPC facilities in the world. In terms of dedicated HPC resources for weather/climate community, India will be placed at the 4th position after Japan, UK and USA.

The HPC facility being inaugurated at IITM will be used for carrying out research on improving weather and climate forecasts and its applications. This MoES HPC facility will also be utilised by other MoES institutes (like INCOIS, IMD, NIOT, NCAOR, NCESS) for research activities to improve their respective weather and climate services.

The second HPC facility at NCMRWF, Noida will be mainly used to cater to daily operational forecasts of respective MoES institutes (INCOIS, IMD, IITM, NCMRWF).

This new HPC facility will enable MoES scientists to use more detailed components of the Earth System for making better weather and climate forecasts at very high resolution, the statement said.
Is it from CDAC or imported? No mention about the model
 

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http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...omputer-yet/article22398732.ece?homepage=true

India’s supercomputing prowess moved up several notches Monday after it unveiled Pratyush, an array of computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system.

According to a statement by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pratyush is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated for weather and climate research, and follows machines in Japan, USA and the United Kingdom. It will also move an Indian supercomputer from the 300s to the 30s in the Top500 list, a respected international tracker of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

The machines will be installed at two government institutes: 4.0 petaflops HPC facility at IITM, Pune; and 2.8 petaflops facility at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast, Noida.

India’s supercomputing prowess moved up several notches Monday after it unveiled Pratyush, an array of computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system.

According to a statement by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pratyush is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated for weather and climate research, and follows machines in Japan, USA and the United Kingdom. It will also move an Indian supercomputer from the 300s to the 30s in the Top500 list, a respected international tracker of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

The machines will be installed at two government institutes: 4.0 petaflops HPC facility at IITM, Pune; and 2.8 petaflops facility at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast, Noida.
 

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Sorry, don't understand this part:

The machines will be installed at two government institutes: 4.0 petaflops HPC facility at IITM, Pune; and 2.8 petaflops facility at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast, Noida.

How can a supercomputer be installed in different place? Is this a single computer or computers?
 

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Sorry, don't understand this part:

The machines will be installed at two government institutes: 4.0 petaflops HPC facility at IITM, Pune; and 2.8 petaflops facility at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast, Noida.

How can a supercomputer be installed in different place? Is this a single computer or computers?
It's an array of computers, as mentioned in the article.
 

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Ministry of Commerce & Industry
9 -January, 2018 18:48 IST

The Commerce & Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu chairs the Meeting of the Task Force of Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation and gives his suggestions with regard to its preliminary recommendations.

The Commerce & Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu chaired a Meeting of the Task Force of the Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation at Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi today. The Task Force is created with the members from Industry, academia and Government to suggest policy intervention with respect to use of Artificial Intelligence and giving inputs for the Industrial Policy on 24th August, 2017.

The Task Force has, after detailed discussion with various stakeholders, drafted its preliminary recommendation. These recommendations were discussed and the Minister gave his suggestions for consideration by the Task Force.

The major consulting firm Accenture also presented findings of their recent study on Artificial Intelligence entitled ‘Remix for Growth’.


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