India's AI Supercomputer 'Airawat' Ranked 75th In Global Supercomputing List
India's AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, which has been installed at C-DAC Pune, has been ranked 75th in the world in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany.
The system is installed under National Program on AI by Government of India.
Speaking on this achievement, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Secretary Alkesh Sharma said, “Artificial Intelligence is the most promising technology in the digital age. India has a strong ecosystem and competitive advantage for AI due to its massive data availability, strong digital economy and skilled workforce. India has been working in the Applied AI with focus on Natural Language Processing, Image Procession, Pattern Recognition, Agriculture, Medical Imaging, Education, Health Care, Audio assistance, Robotics and developing solutions for the strategic sectors".
India will pursue AI technology to empower citizens and organisation to solve the most pressing problems of society and economy to make the world a better place, he added.
MeitY Additional Secretary Abhishek Singh said, “Proof of Concept (PoC) AI Research Analytics and Knowledge Dissemination Platform (AIRAWAT) of 200 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision peak compute capacity is currently funded by MeitY and implemented by C-DAC, Pune".
"The AIRAWAT PoC of 200 AI Petaflops integrated with PARAM Siddhi – AI of 210 AI Petaflops gives a total peak compute of 410 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision and sustained compute capacity of 8.5 Petaflops (Rmax) Double Precision. The peak compute capacity (Double Precision, Rpeak) is 13 Petaflops," Singh said.
He added that AIRAWAT is in line with vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the country to enable technology and Artificial Intelligence for the welfare of common people contributing to socio-economic growth of the nation. It may be noted that MeitY has already envisioned roadmap for scaling AIRAWAT to 1,000 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision compute capacity to cater to the current AI computational needs.
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