IIT Guwahati home to India’s latest super computer PARAM-ISHAN


IIT Guwahati unveiled one of India´s fastest and most powerful computer, PARAM-ISHAN.

PARAM-ISHAN has power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity.

¨This will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research,¨ said Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati.

PARAM-ISHAN can be used in the application areas like Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetic, Civil Engineering Structures, Nana-block Self Assemble, Optimization etc.

North East India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides. PARAM-ISHAN can be used for Weather, climate modeling and seismic data processing.

The machine is the fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions, said Prakash Javadekar, while launching the computer.

The Government also invited for new developmental and research initiatives and two thousand proposals were received. Out of these projects four hundred were shortlisted and funds released for the various projects across the county. He also said that, through Make in India and Digital India programs we are inviting investors to India and encourage them to invest in India also.