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The International Race to Exascale

India Enters the Race While Russia Continues its Silent and Steady March

Two of the most interesting competitors in the exascale race are also the most quiet. The government of India has committed close to $ 1 billion (USD) toward an advanced supercomputing program with exascale written all over it. The actual details of the plan have not been disclosed, not even to many of the country’s top scientists. This is the largest research program ever funded in India, and yet it is being handled in deep secrecy.

Skeptics say there is a big difference between committing funds and actually spending the money, and claim the money may not even appear for several years.

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