IBM tops 2011 India supercomputers list

IBM announced it has emerged as the leader in the
recently released India’s Top Supercomputers list for 2011, complied and
published by Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) Indian
Institute of Science (IISc).

Of the sixteen installations featured by SERC, IBM topped
the list with six high performance computing (HPC) installations across India.
These include IBM Blue Gene Solutions at the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, as well as IBM Power 6 cluster solutions at the India Meteorological
Department, Delhi and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
(INCOIS), Hyderabad.

SERC has been compiling and publishing the Top Supercomputers
list in India since Dec 2008. This year there were a total of sixteen entries
in the list with minimum performance criteria over 3.11 TFlops*. The combined
supercomputer performance featured on the SERC list, and hence the India, is
now about 308 TFlops. Bangalore leads the list in the number of supercomputers,
followed by Chennai.

IBM, with its vast experience in HPC and a
tradition of fostering supercomputing, is playing a major role in India’s HPC
installations and activities. IBM’s innovative, highly scalable, compact system
solutions and comprehensive support services make it an attractive option for
India’s supercomputing centers.” said
Sathish Vadhiyar,
associate p
rofessor SERC IISc.

IBM’s presence in Indian HPC centres working
across such diverse areas as theoretical physics in Tata Institute of
Fundamental Research, general purpose applications in IISc and weather and
climate applications in the Ministry of Earth Science departments is testimony
to the high caliber of supercomputing solutions provided by IBM,”
Vadhiyar added.

At IBM we deliver powerful and innovative high
performance computing solutions to meet our clients’ most challenging and
complex problems. These solutions enable businesses and researchers to
innovate, achieve breakthrough results and establish a sustainable competitive
advantage in a Smarter Planet,” said Subram Natarajan, executive – Deep
Computing, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/SA.

Achieving the leading SERC ranking is a clear indication
of the holistic approach IBM takes towards high performance computing. IBM is
focused on designing and delivering complete, robust technical solutions that
are easy to acquire and access, environmentally responsible, competitively
priced and backed by world-class support,” Natarajan added.

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