Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga Unveiled At NIT Sikkim

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim has unveiled the Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga. NIT Sikkim is said to be the most powerful and fastest among all the 31 National Institute of Technology’s.

The supercomputer, named ‘Param Kanchenjunga’, was formally unveiled by Sikkim Governor Shrinvas Patil at the NIT Sikkim campus at Ravangla in South Sikkim District. It has been named after Kangchenjunga mountain, the third highest mountain in the world which lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim.

It is jointly developed by Pune based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing ‘C-DAC’ and the NIT Sikkim. The total cost of the Supercomputer is around three crore rupees

The supercomputer is expected to help achieve excellence in engineering education and research in the north-east region. It is a computer that can do complete tasks faster than any other computer of its generation. It has high speed and memory and is usually thousands of times faster than ordinary personal computers.

So lets discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the supercomputer which has recently been unveiled at NIT Sikkim ?
2. Who has launched the Supercomputer in South Sikkim District ?
3. The supercomputer is jointly developed by which two organization and what is the total cost of this project ?

Courtesy : The Indian Express


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