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Indian space agency builds fastest superfast computer

Other News Materials 3 May 2011 11:27
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that it has built one of the country's fastest supercomputers with a theoretical peak performance of 220 trillion operations per second, local media reported Tuesday.
Indian space agency builds fastest superfast computer

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that it has built one of the country's fastest supercomputers with a theoretical peak performance of 220 trillion operations per second, local media reported Tuesday.

The 220 teraflops supercomputer "will be used by space scientists for solving complex aerospace problems," The Indian Express daily quoted an ISRO statement as saying, Xinhua reported.

The computer was fully designed and built at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in the southern Indian state of Kerela's capital Thiruvananthapuram, "using commercially available hardware, open source software components and in-house developments", ISRO was quoted as saying.

It costs 140 million rupees (3 million U.S. dollars) to build, the report said.

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