Supercomputer ‘Param Kanchenjunga’ unveiled at Sikkim NIT
Posted on:16 Apr 2016 12:49:39
16 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim has secured a rare distinction of having a supercomputer, which is said to be the most powerful and fastest among all the 31 NITs.The supercomputer, named ‘Param Kanchenjunga’, was formally unveiled by Sikkim Governor Shrinvas Patil at the NIT Sikkim campus at Ravangla in South Sikkim District.The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a research and development organization under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India. The National Centre for Software Technology (NCST), ER&DCI and CEDTI were merged into C-DAC in 2003.Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing ‘C-DAC’ and the NIT Sikkim have jointly established the supercomputer at a cost of Rs. three crore.
Features : Supercomputer is a computer with great speed and memory and this kind of computer can do jobs faster than any other computer of its generation.They are usually thousands of times faster than ordinary personal computers made at that time.Most powerful and fastest among all the 31 NITs.The supercomputer is expected to help achieve excellence in engineering education and research in the north-east region.
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