Nepal's first supercomputer installed at IT Park

By: Himal Gyawali
2018-Dec-31
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Kathmandu University (KU) has installed a supercomputer at IT Park. This is the first time the country got a supercomputer, which is expected to contribute significantly in the sector of research and handling of databases. 

"General or ordinary computers use a serial processing method: receive data input, store, process, and produce output. But supercomputers work very differently,"  With supercomputer at the IT Park, Nepal have entered a new era of technology."

The supercomputer in the IT Park has 184 computer servers, 16 storage servers, and 12 high-speed switches.

According to Kathmandu University official it is the fastest supercomputer in South Asia after that of India's.

Supercomputer's ability to process data is much higher than that of ordinary ones. Depending on the size and capacity of the supercomputer, it can perform calculations from a few thousand to several hundred thousand times faster than an ordinary personal computer.

A supercomputer is said to be very useful in analyzing data of earthquake modeling, climate change, control of H1N1 virus, genetic diseases, among other subjects. In lack of supercomputer, Nepal was lagging behind in conducting proper studies on these issues, this is a leap forward in the sector of research; we now have access to the facility."

Supercomputers use parallel processing, thereby receiving, storing, processing and producing multiple outputs simultaneously. This means that a supercomputer's ability to process data is significantly higher.

The supercomputer in the IT Park has 184 computer servers, 16 storage servers, and 12 high-speed switches, which is supposed to be he fastest supercomputer in South Asia after India.




Author: Himal Gyawali

Address: Butwal, Nepal

IT student studying BSc.CSIT in Patan Multiple Campus

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