Javadekar launches Param-Ishan supercomputer at IIT, Guwahati
Guwahati, September 20, 2016
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the Param-Ishan supercomputing facility at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati here yesterday.
“It is a glad moment to launch the fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions,” he said at the launch.
“The IITs are modern temples for development and we reiterated our commitment to give a big push to research and innovations by empowering the educational institutes to transform into higher seats of learning and platforms for advanced research. A nation’s potential for growth today is evaluated on the quality of its research and development,” he added.
Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati said Param-Ishan had power of 250 Teraflops and 300 terra bytes capacity. It will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research, he said.
Param-Ishan can be used in the application areas like Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetic, Civil Engineering Structures, Nana-block Self Assemble, Optimization, and so on, an official press release said.
North East India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides. Param-Ishan can be used for weather, climate modelling and seismic data processing, it said.
Mr. Vinay Sheel Oberai, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Pune, and Prof. S.V. Rao, Head, Computer Centre, IIT, Guwahati were also present at the launch.