Nearly six months after announcing their number four supercomputer “Eka”, the Computational Research Laboratories at Tata Group has leaked details on several pilot projects dedicated to developing commercial applications. The application areas will span a wide variety of subjects including aerospace and aerodynamics, automotive design, academics, animation and weather forecasting.
CRL is working on several pilot projects. It is the question of the right application software being ported, tested and working on that hardware,” sources said.
Naturally, Tata will utilize several of these applications internally. Tata Motors and Tata Elxsi certainly have applicable use cases. However, Tata is predicting that much of the direct revenue from the applications will come from outside the company. This is not surprising considering the recent announcement from Boeing that they have geared up to use Eka.
Keep an eye on this one. Tata is an economy of scale that can sink millions of dollars into projects and subsequently suffocate the competition.
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