• Recently, Param-Shivaay, a supercomputer, was inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) under the National Supercomputing Mission.
• Under this project, the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed the first supercomputer ‘Param Shivay’ of 833 teraflop capacities.
• The supercomputer will help in simulation and modeling which will be applied in many areas like climate assessment, weather forecasting, space engineering, seismic analysis, finance, disaster simulation and management, search astrophysics, macro-data analytics, information collection.
• India’s first supercomputer called PARAM 8000 was launched in 1991.
• At present, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology has Pratyush supercomputer, which is the fastest supercomputer in India, it has a speed of 4.0 Petaflops.
• National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting has Mihir, which has a speed of 2.8 petaflops.
Mains Paper 3: Science and technology
Prelims level: Param Shivaay Super-Computer
Mains level: Read the story