Kabru super computer


Kabru super computer

Kabru is a supercomputer that uses a 2.4 GHz Pentium Xeon Cluster and Linux to provide a sustained speed of 959 gigaflops. It was developed by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) in Chennai, India. In 2004, Kabru was listed as #257 in the world's top 500 supercomputersFact|date=November 2007 and takes its name from a Himalayan peak.

The idea for Kabru was born when Professor Hari Dass of the Institute began looking for a supercomputer to handle his theoretical physics research, which dealt primarily with large-scale simulations in the field of the lattice gauge theory.

The Department of Atomic Energy in India made a grant of Rs 3.5 crore to the Institute to develop Kabru.

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* [http://www.rediff.com/computer/jul/08c-dac.htm http://www.rediff.com/computer/jul/08c-dac.htm]


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