India expecting 73 ‘green’ supercomputers soon

A scientist at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) said on Friday that India expected to install 73 ‘green supercomputers’ in the coming three years to allow high-performance computing with reduced power consumption.

Sanjay Wandhekar, Associate Director and Head, High-Performance Computing, C-DAC, Pune, said,”Around five to 10 supercomputers will be installed this year and the rest in the next three years in phases. Through optimization, the power consumption of the machines will be reduced as less as possible.”

Presently, 11 Indian machines are enrolled on the list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers, where two is in the top 100. India’s first supercomputer C-DAC said with the 73 ‘green’ machines, the country would be on the Top 500 Green computing list as well.

The Machines are configured under the supervision of the Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission which is jointly handled by the departments of science and technology and electronics and information technology.

“50 machines will be entry-level supercomputers, 20 of medium level and three will be of large capacity”, added Wandhekar.