外文标题：India, Russia may build supercomputer to rival China's Tianhe-2
BANGALORE: Russian supercomputing company RSC group and the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed collaboration with India to set up advanced supercomputing facilities that will rival China's Tianhe-2, the world's fastest supercomputer.
"India has many skills for building supercomputers. It is very strong in software," said Alexey Shmelev, co-founder and chief operations officer of RSC group and delegate to the Russian Academy of Sciences. "I am ready to share technology with India. I guess there would not be many players who are willing to do so."
In a letter last month, Boris Shabanov of the Russian Academy of Sciences has invited a delegation from the Indian Institute of Science and the Karnataka government to explore the possibility of a supercomputing centre in Bangalore.
CNR Rao, a Bharat Ratna awardee who heads the scientific advisory council to the prime minister, said it is difficult to assess a potential collaboration right away, but was of the view that "the Chinese are way ahead".
Tianhe-2, developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, retained its position as the world's number one system according to TOP500 project which ranks the most powerful computer systems in the world. It beat Titan, a US supercomputer which briefly held the world speed crown. India's supercomputer Param Yuva-II is ranked at 83 while Russia's Lomonosov supercomputer is ranked at 37.
If the joint cooperation between Russia and India is found viable, it can result in a computing system as big as a basketball court that can perform approximately as many operations per second as several million personal computers.
In 2009, India had taken a huge leap in supercomputing with EKA which was then the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world and fastest in Asia. "But in the next few years, China took over and it has retained its position as the world's number one system," said Vipin Chaudhary, former chief executive of Computational Research Laboratories, a subsidiary of Tata Sons that built the EKA supercomputer.
China is very good at wasting money to project their powerful image to the world. This is why they take things like Olympics so seriously. For India, spending 300 million dollars on a parallel processing computer, which needs 25MW of power to work is an absolute waste of resources. We could power 4 factories that would create jobs for 2000 people with 25MW.
Proceed Without Registration (NZ) replies to dattatreya.n7
You reminded me of 2010 CWG in India.
dattatreya.n7 replies to Proceed Without Registration
That was obviously done to make crores for netas, not to display India's power.
SCL P (India)
The collaboration may bring India from 83 and Russia from 37 within the top 10 in computing speeds.
Russia is a true friend to india ... she has been with us through sanctions and helped us through tough times .... welcome comrade
India is ranked at 83 and Russia is ranked at 37. Together, we should be ranked at 120.
Juergen Dittwald (Germany)
Without the Russians they cannot climb up in the ranking?I don't believe it.
vishwesh pandey (kolkata)
I believe it is possible
Prasanjit Maity (Mumbai)
if private participation is encouraged then Indian can surely create miracles in this field
Venkat Rao (Unknown)
It will be good if both India and Russia share their technology and build a super computer.
Daljit Singh (Pune)
India should look at this Russia request objectively. If synergies are found, we should go ahead. Maybe the fastest computer would be ours one day.
bculas (Tiruchendur India)
I dont know what is wrong with our brilliant minds and highly qualified people. when we embark on a world standard project we seem to get cold feet On the other hand the Chinese are bull headed about their goals. Maybe we need to be more aggressive in our efforts.