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India's fastest super computer SAGA-220 is among the world's slowest
Wednesday, 4th May 2011
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has unveiled India�s supercomputer built in the labs of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram. Computer named SAGA-220 is capable of a theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second).

Despite its 220 TeraFLOPS speeds, SAGA would not even figure in the top 10 list of world�s supercomputers. It would be placed at 28th position if other countries haven�t yet built similar computers. If SAGA touches the 1000 TeraFLOPS peak performance it would immediately be positioned at 11th rank. Contrary to this � China has 2 Super Computers in Top 3 ranks!

Worlds fastest computer, Tianhe-1A has a peak performance of 2566 TeraFLOPS which is followed by Jaguar-Cray with 1759 TeraFLOPS. SAGA and EKA are the only two super computers which will be featured in the top 100 list of supercomputers. India needs more of these kind and probably some faster ones too.
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