India’s latest supercomputer ‘Annapurna’ was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in Chennai on Friday. Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee unveiled the country’s seventh fastest high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30TB storage space cluster capacity.
Banerjee lauded the technical team behind the effort for creating the super computer in a completely non-commercial domain. Complex issues ranging from biological applications and others could not have been approached in the absence of a supercomputer, he said.
“Among broad-based scientific institutions in India, the Annapurna cluster is the third fastest, ranking below the IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai,” an IMSc release said.