India launches 7th supercomputer 'Annapurna'

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Chennai, Jul 31: India launched the latest supercomputer "Annapurna" at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in Chennai.

Annapurna was unveiled by Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee on Saturday, Jul 31.

Annapurna is India's seventh fastest high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30 TB storage space cluster capacity.

The latest supercomputer can be used in simulations and numerical calculations in the areas of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics.

Srikumar Banerjee appreciated the technical team behind the effort for creating the super computer in a completely non-commercial domain.

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