Soumya Prakash Pradhan

India's AI supercomputer, called 'AIRAWAT,' made a big achievement by ranking 75th at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany.

Installed at C-DAC, Pune, this advanced supercomputer is the largest and fastest AI computing system in India.

AIRAWAT boasts a remarkable speed of 13,170 teraflops (Rpeak) and is considered a powerful force in the field of artificial intelligence.

Overview of AIRAWAT

AIRAWAT, manufactured by Netweb Technologies, runs on the Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS operating system.

It is powered by the high-performance AMD EPYC 7742 64C 2.25GHz processor, which boasts a massive 81,344 cores.

This cutting-edge supercomputer was recently installed, showcasing India's dedication to technological progress.

Alkesh Sharma, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), highlighted the importance of artificial intelligence in the digital era.

He recognised India's strong AI ecosystem and competitive advantage, thanks to it is abundant data, thriving digital economy, and skilled workforce.

India has actively embraced AI in various fields, including Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition,Agriculture, Medical Imaging, Education, Healthcare, Audio Assistance, and Robotics.

By harnessing these capabilities, India aims to empower it is citizens and organisations to tackle social and economic challenges, ultimately contributing to global betterment.

The Top500 List

The Top500 list records the world's 500 fastest computer systems.

It is updated biannually to reflect advancements in supercomputing technology.

The list ranks sites based on the performance measured by the Linpack Benchmark, which evaluates floating-point execution rates
Several notable supercomputers from India, including PARAM Siddhi-AI (Rank 131), Pratyush (Rank 169), and Mihir (Rank 316), have also secured positions on the Top 500 list.

Each of these supercomputers is equipped with advanced technology from leading manufacturers.