India’s supercomputer PARAM Yuva II developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), has been ranked 1st in India, 9th in the Asia pacific region and 44th in the world among the most powerful computing system as per the Green500 List announced at the Supercomputing Conference (SC 2013) in Denver, Colorado, in the US, an official release said here Wednesday.
Supercomputers which consume a lot of electrical power and produce much heat that necessitates elaborate cooling facilities to ensure proper operation. This adds to increase in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a supercomputer. To draw focus towards development of energy efficient supercomputers, Green500 ranks computer systems in the world according to compute performance per watt, thus providing a world ranking based on energy efficiency.
This new supercomputer is expected to be useful to research labs, in aircraft designing, universities and various other institutions that are into scientific research.