Chennai-based IMSC (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) of the Department of Atomic Energy commissions supercomputer Annapurna

On July 30, 2010 DAE (Dept of Atomic Energy) Chairman Banerjee inaugurated the Rs 6 Crores supercomputer built by IMSC (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) scientists. It is the third fastest machine after the ones at IISc (Indian Institute of Science) and TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).

Sometime back a team from IMSC built one of the Top 500 global supercomputer “Kabru” under the leadership of Prof Hari Dass. Using just about $ 500,000, the group could build a 144-node Linux cluster which was the fastest tera-scale facility (1.0002 Tera-flops per second) among educational institutions in India then. Interestingly, this cluster was one of the Top500 Super-computers in the world in the year 2004.


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