The Indian IT Company Wipro technologies’ is on the mission of making India’s fastest super computer for ISRO. The super computer will be ready in three months and it is being built at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.
As of now, the fastest super computer of India is Eka at the Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) in Pune. It was built in 2007. CRL is a subsidiary of Tata Sons working in the field of high performance computing services, and research and development. It uses Hewlett-Packard’s(HP) supercomputing technology.
Supercomputers are used in performing complex operations and computer modeling in applications involving large data sets, such as in designing space vehicles that launch satellites or in modeling and predicting the weather. The existing supercomputer at VSSC has a speed of 70 teraflops. The centre was looking to go up to 200 teraflops. Through the introduction of Wipro’s fastest supercomputer ISRO will be have smooth functioning.