Petascale Supercomputer “PARAM Ganga” established at IIT Roorkee

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The National Supercomputing Mission has installed the Petascale Supercomputer “PARAM Ganga” at IIT Roorkee with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops.

  • The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)  is a joint project of  Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeiTY) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and it is being  implemented by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

  • The National Supercomputing Mission was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by connecting them to form a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) as the backbone.

  • The Mission plans to build and deploy 24 facilities with cumulative compute power of more than 64 Petaflops. Till now C-DAC has deployed 11 systems at IISc, IITs, Indian Institute of Science and Education Research(IISER) Pune, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research( JNCASR) Bengaluru, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI),Mohali and C-DAC.

Important Information 

  • The fastest supercomputer in the world is the Fugaku supercomputer located at RIKEN Centre for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. It has a  computing speed of 415.5 petaflops.

  • The fastest supercomputer in India is Param Pravega at the  Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bengaluru It has a supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops 


  • It refers to the computer which has a  capability to  calculate at least 10¹⁵ floating point operations per second.

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