Top Supercomputers-India can help the Indian installation sites to compare their supercomputing capabilities with their counterparts in India. The project is meant to create and promote healthy competition among the supercomputing initiatives in India and can substantially lead to significant supercomputing advancement in the nation.
Any installation sites with statistics on at least 64 cores can send their Top Super Stats by email to email@example.com. The Supercomputers need not meet the eligibility criteria for Linpack performance for sending Top Super Stats. The installation sites can send their Top Super Stats in the given format.
For more details, click on the following links:
For submission of Linpack benchmark details, click on the "Submission" link at the top, log in, and follow the steps.
The installation site must be located in India. For some submissions, we will get in direct contact with the installation site to verify this.
From the June 2010 list, Top-Supercomputers India is collecting additional statistics, Top Super Stats, about the Supercomputers besides the Linpack benchmark performance. The objective of Top Super Stats is to enable comparison of Supercomputers and installations regarding the usage of the systems, kind of applications, and application performance. Using this stats that will be uploaded in the web page, the installations can make informed decisions about procurements highly tuned to their needs. This will also enable the Supercomputer vendors to tune their systems for better application performance for various applications.
History of Supercomputing in India
India had faced difficulties in the 1980s when trying to purchase Supercomputers for academic and weather forecasting purposes.In 1987 the Indian Government had requested to purchase a Cray X-MP Supercomputer; this request was denied by the United States government as the machine could have a dual use in weapons development. After this problem, in the same year, the Government of India decided to promote an indigenous Supercomputer development programme.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was created at some point between November 1987 and August 1988. C-DAC was given an initial 3 year budget of Rs375 million to create a 1000MFLOPS (1GFLOPS) Supercomputer by 1991. C-DAC unveiled the PARAM 8000 Supercomputer in 1991. This was followed by the PARAM 8600 in 1992/1993. These machines demonstrated to the world Indian technological prowess and led to export success.
The National Supercomputing Mission was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by connecting them to form a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) as the backbone. The NSM is setting up a grid of supercomputing facilities in academic and research institutions across the country.
CDAC Knowledge Park, Old Madras Road Byappanahalli, Bengaluru Karnataka 560038