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India reveals its fastest supercomputer “Pratyush”

13-Jan-2018 in Current Affairs > Science & Technology
  • India’s fastest and first ‘multi-petaflops’ supercomputer was unveiled at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
  • ‘Pratyush’, meaning the sun, is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated for weather and climate research.
  • Petaflops is a measure of a computer’s processing speed.
  • key function of the Pratyush’s computing power would be monsoon forecasting using a dynamical model.

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