Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has built a new super computer with a theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second).The Super computer named SAGA-220 is housed at Sathish Dhawan Supercomputer facility located at Vikram Sarabhai Space research Centre.The total cost of this Supercomputer is about Rs. 14 crores.
The name SAGA-220 is the short of Supercomputer for Aerospace with GPU Architecture-220 TeraFLOPS.This new Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) based supercomputer will be used by scientists to solve complex aerospace problems.K Radhakrishnan, Chairman ISRO at VSSC inagurated SAGA-220 this Monday.
SAGA-220 is fully designed and built by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre using commercially available hardware, open source software components and in house developments.
SAGA-220 uses 400 NVIDIA Tesla 2070 GPUs and 400 Intel Quad Core Xeon CPUs supplied by WIPRO with a high speed interconnect. Each GPU and CPU provides a performance of 500 GigaFLOPS and 50 GigaFLOPS respectively,and the theoretical peak performance of the system amounts to 220 TeraFLOPS. The present GPU system offers significant advantage over the conventional CPU based system in terms of cost, power and space requirements.SAGA-220 is environmentally green and consumes a power of only 150 kW.
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