China, which ranks third, has 37 systems, and is also home to the world’s most powerful
Eleven Indian machines have found a place in the latest list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers, including two in the top 100.
But India’s achievement pales when compared to the top country in terms of overall systems, the US, which has 233 on the list.
China, which ranks third, has 37 systems, and is also home to the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Tianhe-2. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, is a system developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology and is deployed in Guangzhou. It has retained its top rank for the fifth consecutive time and has a performance level of 33.86 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second).
The Chinese supercomputer is followed by Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is also the world’s most energy efficient supercomputer.
The only new entry in the top 10 is at No. 7—Shaheen II, a Cray XC40 system installed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
India has made a minor improvement from nine supercomputers in the list released last year to 11 in the list released on Monday. The two new supercomputers include the one at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and the one at the National Centre for Medium Range Forecast in Noida.
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INDIA's Rank in Top500
As of June 2015, India has 11 systems on the Top500 list ranking 79, 96, 116, 174, 194, 200, 211, 215, 265, 278 and 422.
|79||Indian Institute of Science||SahasraT (SERC - Cray XC40)||901.5||1244.2|
|96||Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology||Aaditya (iDataPlex DX360M4)||719.2||790.7|
|116||Tata Institute of Fundamental Research||TIFR - Cray XC30||558.8||730.7|
|174||Centre for Development of Advanced Computing||PARAM Yuva - II||388.4||520.4|
|194||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8||344.3||359.6|
|200||CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation||Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8||334.3||362.0|
|211||National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting||iDataPlex DX360M4||318.4||350.1|
|215||IT Services Provider||Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8||316.8||373.2|
|265||Network Company||Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8||271.0||388.6|
|278||IT Services Provider||Cluster Platform SL210T||256.3||372.7|
|422||Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO||SAGA - Z24XX/SL390s Cluster||188.7||394.8|
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