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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Who is the Father of Super Computer?

  By GK Planet Team       Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Father of Super Computing in World and India

Father of SuperComputer in World: Seymour Cray
Father of Super Computer in India: Dr Vijay Bhatkar

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of computing performance compared to a general-purpose computer. The performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS). As of 2015, there are supercomputers which can perform up to quadrillions of FLOPS.

The Supercomputers were introduced in the 1960s, made initially, and for decades primarily, by Seymour Cray at Control Data Corporation (CDC), Cray Research and subsequent companies bearing his name or monogram. While the supercomputers of the 1970s used only a few processors, in the 1990s, machines with thousands of processors began to appear and, by the end of the 20th century, massively parallel supercomputers with tens of thousands of off-the-shelf processors were the norm.

India's supercomputer program was started in the late 1980s because Cray supercomputers were denied for import due to an arms embargo imposed on India, as it was a dual use technology and could be used for developing nuclear weapons.
Flo solver8000 is considered India's first supercomputer. It was indigenously built in 1991 by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and was replicated and installed at ICAD Moscow in 1991 under Russian collaboration.

First Super Computer of the World
Cray CDC 6600

First Super Computer of the India

Flo solver8000

Father of Super Computer in World
Seymour Cray

Father of Super Computer in India
Dr Vijay Bhatkar

Who is known as the father of Indian Super Computer?
Dr Vijay Bhatkar
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