Pratyush—the fastest Supercomputer of India unveiled

Pune: Pratyush, the fastest supercomputer and the first multi-petaflops supercomputer of India has been unveiled at the Indian Institute of Tropical meteorology at Pune.

According to the news reported in The Hindu, Pratyush will help India with better forecasts in terms of monsoon, extreme events, cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought among others.

Important facts about Pratyush:

• It has 6.8 PF computational power.
• Fourth fastest supercomputer in world dedicated for weather and climate research.
• It will improve rankings of Indian supercomputer from 300s to 30s in Top500 list, a respected international tracker of the world’s fastest supercomputers.
• It will enable to map regions in India at resolution of 3 km and 12 km at globe.
• The key function of the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility will be monsoon forecasting using dynamical model which requires simulating weather for given month and letting custom-built model calculate impact of actual weather over coming months.