The Supercomputing Education and Research Center at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India has acquired a new Cray XC40 supercomputer with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators. Christened “SahasraT” this supercomputer has more than 1.4 petaflops of computing performance, and is the first petaflop system in India, reports CNN Money.
The Supercomputing Education and Research Center is the country’s prestigious computing center catering to the ever-increasing demands of high performance computing for scientific and engineering research in India, and is actively involved in research projects and consultancy in collaboration with government agencies and private companies.
“The IISc is India’s premier institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education, and we are honored that a Cray XC40 supercomputer is the Center’s primary computing resource for the IISc user community. Our customer base in India continues to grow, and we look forward to our new partnership with the IISc and its researchers and engineers,” said Nick Gorga, Cray’s vice president of sales, Asia Pacific.