India’s fastest supercomputer, PARAM-Siddhi AI, has been ranked 63rd in the Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world. It is developed by the National Supercomputer Mission and is going to be installed in the C-DAC unit. Pratyush, a supercomputer used for weather forecasting is ranked 78th while Mihir is at 146th in the list. Japanese supercomputer Fugaku and IBM’s Summit are the two most powerful supercomputers in the world.
NVIDIA said that the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will commission India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer, ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’. This initiative will put India among the top countries in global AI supercomputing research, innovation. PARAM Siddhi – AI infra will be established under NSM at CDAC, with support from Niti Aayog, MeitY, DST, and the central govt. It will use NVIDIA next-gen tech, CDAC software stack and cloud platform.
Researchers at MIT have theoretically described a new artificial brain synapse, called Memristors which is capable of handling complex AI computing without any network connection. It is small, power-efficient, can remember and recall images in very high detail. Made by silicon, alloyed silver and copper, these can be combined in thousands on a chip. With minimal resource usage, Memristors, in future can make mobile phones work like today’s supercomputers.
Microsoft has built the world’s fifth most powerful public supercomputers to train large artificial intelligence models. The machine, built-in collaboration and exclusively for AI research organisation OpenAI, will be part of Azure cloud platform. Microsoft, last year, had invested $1bn in OpenAI to form a partnership to become its “preferred partner for commercialising new AI technologies”. MS allowed OpenAI to exclusively use Azure cloud for research.