Guwahati, September 19 : IIT Guwahati on Monday unveiled one of IndiaÂ´s fastest and most powerful computer, PARAM-ISHAN.
PARAM-ISHAN has power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched PARAM-ISHANsupercomputing facility at IIT, Guwahati.
It is a one of the glad moment to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions,' Javadekar said after launching the PARAM-ISHAN super computer.
The Union minister said that, the IITs are modern temples for development and we reiterated our commitment to give a big push to research and innovations by empowering the educational institutes to transform into
higher seats of learning and platforms for advanced research.
'A nations' potential for growth today, is evaluated on the quality of its research and development,â€ the minister said.
He also expressed that, C-DAC and IIT Guwahati is a strategic move that will provide a boost to both the HPC users and the community through the deployed PARAM-ISHAN and several technology areas will be positively affected through the introduction of the new Supercomputer.
The Government also invited for new developmental and research initiatives and two thousand proposals were received. Out of these projects four hundred were shortlisted and funds released for the various projects
across the county. Through Make in India and Digital India programs we are inviting investors to India and encourage them to invest in India also,' the minister said.
Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati said that PARAM-ISHAN have power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity and this will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of
He also opinioned that, happy to have partnership with C-DAC on this initiative, they have proved themselves in the field and we look forward to collaborate further on new and emerging areas of science.
PARAM-ISHAN can be used in the application areas like Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetic, Civil Engineering Structures, Nana-block Self Assemble, Optimization etc.
North East India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides. PARAM-ISHAN can be used for Weather, climate modeling and seismic data processing.
Vinay Sheel Oberai, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India; Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Pune; Prof. S.V. Rao, Head, Computer Center, IIT, Guwahati were also present during the occasion.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)