Centre for Modeling & Simulation (CMS), SP Pune University is home to Sahasrar, one of the fastest small-scale supercomputers in India. This high-performance cluster is a collection of more than 50 computers (nodes) housing more than 1000 computing units (cores) connected by high-speed interconnects, working in harmony to provide more than 50 Teraflops of computing power - That is a whopping 50,000,000,000,000 arithmetic operations per second! Sahasrar is currently being used to address problems in the areas of nanotechnology, materials for energy technology, etc. This computing facility is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
This video was created by Khula Aasmaan for the community of children, college students, parents and teachers. Dr. Bhalchandra Pujari, faculty at Centre for Modeling and Simulation (CMS), Pune takes us on a tour of the facility housing the supercomputer Sahasrar.