IISc Bangalore installs new Cray XC40 supercomputer

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India has installed a new Cray XC40 supercomputer.

The first petaflop system in India nick-named SahasraT offers more than 1.4 petaflops of compute performance at the Supercomputing Education and Research Center (SERC) located at the IISc, a research institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India.

“SERC is now home to India’s first petaflop supercomputing system, which will power the Center’s important computational science initiatives,” said Nick Gorga, Cray’s vice president of sales, Asia Pacific.

The Cray XC40 supercomputer at SERC features Intel Xeon processors, and includes Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators.

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