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New Delhi: Union HRD minister Praksh Javadekar launched ` Param-Ishan’ supercomputing facility at IIT, Guwahati, on Monday. “It is a one of the glad moment to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions, ” he said after launching the Param-Ishan super computer, according to a PIB release.

“The IITs are modern temples for development and we reiterated our commitment to give a big push to research and innovations by empowering the educational institutes to transform into higher seats of learning and platforms for advanced research,” Javadekar said.

Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati, said that Param-Ishan have power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity and this will not only augment the research initiatives at the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research, said the PIB release.

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.


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