20 September 2016 Current Affairs: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the super computer PARAM ISHAN at IIT Guwahati campus on 19 September 2016.
Students and faculty members of IIT Guwahati are expected to derive huge benefit from the facility.
PARAM ISHAN : It is the fastest and most powerful computer in North East, Eastern and Southern region. It has been jointly developed by IIT Guwahati and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, C -DAC.
PARAM ISHAN has the power of 250 Teraflops and 300 terabyte capacity and can be used in the application areas like computational chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetic, civil engineering structures, nana-block self assemble, optimization and others. It can also be used for weather, climate modeling and seismic data processing.