SAGA-220 is India’s New Fastest Supercomputer

by Mahesh Kukreja · 2 comments

in Technology News


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully built India’s fastest Supercomputer with a peak performance of 220 trillion operations per second. The performance is measured in terms of floating point operations per second (FLOPS).

SAGA-220 stands for Supercomputer for Aerospace with GPU Architecture-220 TeraFLOPS. It is developed for solving complex aerospace problems.

SAGA-220

The supercomputer is designed using commercially available hardware and open-source software components. The system is built up of 400 NVIDIA Tesla 2070 graphic processing units (GPUs) and an equal number of Intel Quad Core Xeon central processing units (CPUs). The hardware has been provided by Wipro.

Each GPU & CPU provides performance of 500 GigaFLOPS and 50 GigaFLOPS respectively. The total performance if upto 220 TeraFLOPS. The GPUs provide a significant advantage over the conventional CPU-based system in terms of cost, power, and space requirements.

The system consumes power of only 150 KW. Hence it is environmentally green. This system can also be easily scaled to many PetaFLOPS (1000 TeraFLOPS).

The supercomputer costs about Rs. 14 crore or US $3150000.

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