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India's 'Param Siddhi' Ranks 63rd Among 500 Most Powerful Supercomputers in the World

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Param Siddhi, India’s high performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer, has achieved global ranking of 63 in TOP500’s most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. A global organization born in 1993, TOP500 ranks and details twice a year the world’s 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems known to us.

With the new ranking, Param Siddhi, which was established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC, became the second Indian supercomputer in the first 100 of TOP500 index, after Pratyush, a supercomputer used for weather forecasting at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, ranked 78th on the November edition of the list.

Commenting on the occasion, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Department of Science & Technology, said, “It is a historical first. India today has one of the largest supercomputer infrastructures in the world and that is evidenced by the ranking that Param Siddhi-AI has received today.”

Param Siddhi Supercomputer is built on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD reference architecture networking along with C-DAC’s indigenously developed HPC-AI engine, software frameworks and cloud platform


Prof. Sharma added, “I truly believe that Param Siddhi-AI will go a long way in empowering our national academic and R&D institutions as well as industries and start-ups spread over the country networked on the national supercomputer grid over the National Knowledge Network (NKN).”

Param Siddhi Supercomputer is built on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD reference architecture networking along with C-DAC’s indigenously developed HPC-AI engine, software frameworks and cloud platform. It has been a significant aid for the country in terms of supporting deep learning, visual computing, virtual reality, accelerated computing, as well as graphics virtualization.

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