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India's fastest supercomputer established at Pune's IITM

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

for Science and Technology today dedicated India's fastest and first "multi-petaflops" supercomputer to the nation here.

Petaflops is a measure of a computer's processing speed.

Christened "Pratyush", meaning the sun, the High Performance (HPC) facility has been established at the (IITM), Pune, and will be a national facility for improving and climate forecasts, an IITM release said.

While inaugurating the facility, the said that it would be India's number one in terms of peak capacity and performance.

The IITM release added that the facility would help the country with better forecasts in terms of monsoon, extreme events, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought among others.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 23:55 IST