C-DAC has launched PARAM Yuva - II, the new 500 TeraFlop version of its earlier PARAM Yuva at C-DAC Pune,
J Satyanarayana, secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), government of India dedicated the new and powerful supercomputer to the high performance computing (HPC) user community in the country.
With this launch, C-DAC has also becomes the first R&D institution in India to cross the 500 TF milestone. The launch of PARAM Yuva II was conducted as part of the Workshop on National Mission on Supercomputing being organized by C-DAC, Pune. Also present on the occasion were Prof N Balakrishnan, associate director, IISc; Prof Rajat Moona, director general, C-DAC, Dr Pradeep K Sinha, senior director (HPC); Dr Hemant Darbari, executive director, C-DAC, Pune; Dr Sarat C Babu, executive director, C-DAC, Bengaluru; and other senior officials from R&D institutions across the nation.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Satyanarayana congratulated C-DAC for achieving the 500 TF compute power, and reiterated the support of the Indian government to "establish India's place as the primary destination for advanced R&D across the global landscape.
PARAM Yuva - II provides more than half a Petaflop of raw compute power using hybrid compute technology with compute co-processor and hardware accelerators. The interconnection network comprises of home grown PARAMNet-III and Infiniband FDR System Area Network. PARAM Yuva -II has 200 Terabytes of high performance storage and support software for parallel computing.