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Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology gets fastest supercomputer

PTI Pune | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on January 09, 2018

Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan today dedicated India’s fastest and first ‘multi-petaflops’ supercomputer to the nation here. Petaflops is a measure of a computer’s processing speed.

Christened ‘Pratyush’, meaning the sun, the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility has been established at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts, an IITM release said.

It will help the country with better forecasts in terms of monsoon, extreme events, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought among others.

Published on January 09, 2018
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