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.
It was announced in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List on Tuesday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. The recognition puts India on top of AI supercomputing nations globally. 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".
Know about ‘AIRAWAT’
AIRAWAT's manufacturer is Netweb Technologies. It's operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. The supercomputer runs on AMD EPYC 7742 64C 2.25GHz processor with 81,344 cores.
This state-of-the-art supercomputer was installed earlier this year, reaffirming India’s commitment to advancing artificial intelligence and leveraging its potential across various sectors.
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.
AIRAWAT will empower the academia, research labs, scientific community, industry and start-ups to develop indigenous AI enabled products/ solutions especially for solving India specific grand challenges and complex real-life problems. This AI infrastructure will enable to achieve the vision envisaged under National Program on AI (NPAI).
Apart from AIRAWAT, India boasts three more AI supercomputers that have earned their positions in the Top 500 list:
PARAM Siddhi-AI supercomputer (Ranked 131): Installed at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, PARAM Siddhi-AI utilizes cutting-edge technologies such as NVIDIA DGX A100, AMD EPYC 7742 64C 2.25GHz, NVIDIA A100, and Mellanox HDR Infiniband, all provided by Atos.
Pratyush supercomputer (Ranked 169): Housed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pratyush is a Cray XC40 system equipped with Xeon E5-2695v4 18C 2.1GHz processors and Aries interconnect, developed by HPE.
Mihir supercomputer (Ranked 316): Installed at the National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, Mihir operates on a Cray XC40 architecture, powered by Xeon E5-2695v4 18C 2.1GHz processors, and utilizes Aries interconnect technology, also supplied by HPE.