The AI supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’ of India has secured the 75th spot in the esteemed Top 500 Global Supercomputing List, demonstrating the country’s technological supremacy. The declaration was made at the 61st International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) that took place in Germany.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of “AI for ALL,” this propels India to the top of the list of countries having the fastest AI supercomputers. The Government of India’s National Programme on AI includes the installation of ‘AIRAWAT’ at C-DAC Pune.
Alkesh Sharma, secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), explained the development by stating that the supercomputer can improve forecasting from 12 to 6 kilometers. ‘Mihir’, which has a performance of 6.8 petaFLOPS compared to the Cray XC-40 supercomputer, is now the fastest supercomputer in India. He stated that the new supercomputer will be almost three times as powerful.
All sectors and social groups will profit from the amenities at this top-notch facility, according to the minister, who also added that each person will directly gain from this advancement. He stated that AI is the most promising technology in the digital age while discussing the AI Supercomputer “AIRAWAT.” India also boasts some of the top supercomputers in the industry.
The establishment of AIRAWAT, a cloud platform for Big Data analytics with cutting-edge AI processing capabilities, is part of the government’s ambition. In particular, the infrastructure will be able to develop new applications for the growth of the healthcare and agricultural sectors, weather forecasting, and financial inclusion, to name a few.