India’s AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’ has been ranked at No. 75 in the world at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany.The AI supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’ is installed at C-DAC, Pune. The supercomputer has been named in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List released recently. Airawat PSAI, stands as India’s largest and fastest AI supercomputing system, with a remarkable speed of 13,170 teraflops (Rpeak).
Manufactured by Netweb Technologies, AIRAWAT operates on the Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS operating system. Its power is driven by the AMD EPYC 7742 64C 2.25GHz processor, featuring an impressive array of 81,344 cores. This cutting-edge supercomputer was only recently deployed, marking a significant stride in India’s technological advancement.
AI’s Prominence in India
Shri Alkesh Sharma, the Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) spoke glowingly about this achievement, “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 organisations to solve the most pressing problems of society and economy to make the world a better place, he added.
As ‘AIRAWAT’ soars in global rankings, it not only reflects India’s technological capabilities but also underscores the nation’s commitment to harnessing AI’s power for the greater good, promising a brighter and more innovative future.