Union Human Resource Development Minister Praksh Javadekar on Monday unveiled “Param-Ishan” – a super-computing facility at IIT -Guwahati.
The high-performance “Param-Ishan” has computing speed of 250 teraFLOPS and capacity of 300 tera bites (TB).
The 250 teraFLOPS means that computer is capable of performing 250 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer was installed in a partnership of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and IIT – Guwahati.
“It is a one of the glad moments to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions,” Javadekar said after unveiling the Param-Ishan super computer.
He said that C-DAC and IIT – Guwahati partnership will provide a boost to both the high performance computer users and the community through the deployed Param-Ishan and several technology areas will be positively affected through the introduction of the new supercomputer.
Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director of IIT – Guwahati, said that Param-Ishan will not only augment the research initiatives in the institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research.
Param-Ishan can be used in several scientific and engineering application areas, including weather, climate modelling and seismic data processing. This would be helpful as northeEast India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides.