SERC Installs India’s First Petaflop Supercomputer

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products_xc_40_photo_01Today Cray announced that the SERC Research Center in Bangalore has installed India’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Called “SahasraT,” the 1.4 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer is a hybrid system with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia GPUs.

We are proud that SERC is now home to India’s first petaflop supercomputing system, which will power the Center’s important computational science initiatives,” said Nick Gorga, Cray’s vice president of sales, Asia Pacific. “The IISc is India’s premier institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education, and we are honored that a Cray XC40 supercomputer is the Center’s primary computing resource for the IISc user community. Our customer base in India continues to grow, and we look forward to our new partnership with the IISc and its researchers and engineers.”

Located at the IISc, a premier research institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India, SERC is the country’s leading computing center with state-of-the art facilities that cater to the ever-increasing demands of high performance computing for scientific and engineering research in India. The Center leads several national initiatives on HPC, and is actively involved in research projects and consultancy in collaboration with government agencies and private companies. The Cray XC40 supercomputer at SERC serves as the primary system for cutting-edge research in science and engineering at the IISc.

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