India's fastest supercomputer, Param Yuva-II, uses Intel Xeon Phi

June 24, 2013 · c-dac, hpc, india, intel, phi, supercomputer, xeon

The supercomputer, inaugurated on the 8th February 2013, is an upgrade of the existing Param Yuva system

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune has unveiled the next-gen Param supercomputer, Param Yuva-II.

The supercomputer, inaugurated recently, is is an upgrade of the existing Param Yuva system.

This system consists of 224 Intel based Tyrone servers having Intel's latest Xeon Sandy Bridge Processors & Xeon Phi co-processors, with over 30,000 processing cores including co-processors and total 14 TB of memory.

The supercomputer is India's largest supercomputer built with hybrid technology and has a peak computing capacity of more than 500 Teraflops.

Pradeep K Sinha, sr. director, HPC, C-DAC, India, said, "The upgraded Param Yuva installed at C-DAC, is based on Intel Xeon Phi Many Integrated Core architecture co-processors, and has become the most powerful supercomputer for India's scientific community with theoretical peak performance that exceeds half Petaflops. This largest system was supported by Department of IT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt of India and will provide unprecedented computing power for doing research in the field of Biotechnology, CFD, Seismic, Atmospheric, Computational Science, Disaster Mitigation, Engineering and other disciplines."

Param Yuva II will be mainly used by the scientific institutes, research laboratories and universities. The newly launched supercomputer will help in predicting weather, Aircraft designing and finding natural resources.