Institute of Mathematical Science, Madras builds a super-computer and does India proud


Today’s Deccan Herald carries a nice piece “Kabru success story” documenting the creative efforts of computer scientists in MATSCIENCE under the leadership of Prof Hari Dass. Using just about $ 500,000, the group could build a 144-node Linux cluster which is the fastest tera-scale facility (1.0002 Tera-flops per second) among educational institutions in India. Interestingly this cluster was one of the Top500 Super-computers in the world in the year 2004.

There are other notable Indian hands in the Top500 Club (BJ Arun of California Data Corporation and Srinidhi Varadarajan of Virginia Tech) (refer my blog of June 24, 2005)

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