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Hyderabad: T-hub-developed new supercomputer ready

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | U SUDHAKAR REDDY
Published Nov 12, 2016, 2:37 am IST
Updated Nov 12, 2016, 2:48 am IST
A fault tolerance computer similar to the ones used on airplanes, large banks, and data centres will be part of the Sand Box.
Indian Institute of Technology
 Indian Institute of Technology

Hyderabad: The T-Hub at Gachibowli is building India’s fourth fastest supercomputer (after Indian Institute of Science, IIT Delhi and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and it will go live in the next two or three months.

According to T-Hub CEO Jay Krishnan, the high-end parallel processing computer system will be part of the “T-Hub Sand Box” to analyse big data very fast, and the same will be freely accessible to start ups in the T-Hub.

 

A fault tolerance computer similar to the ones used on airplanes, large banks, and data centres will be part of the Sand Box. The super computer will be useful for start-ups for analysis of huge data for smart cities, transportation and logistics.

Mr Krishnan said, “Taking forward the innovation aspect, we are constructing the Sand Box as the fastest super computer which will be able to deal with a crazy amount of computing. It will increase the efficiency of start-ups in processing huge amounts of data. Otherwise start-ups have to pay huge amounts. A chief technical officer will soon be coming in to guide entrepreneurs.”

 

The Sand Box, which will cost around Rs 25 crore, will be funded by the T-Hub through internally generated revenue, the government and corporates supporting the T-hub.

Mr Krishnan added, “In the next two weeks we are going to have ground breaking for Phase 2 of the T-Hub catalyst building with an investment of Rs 180 crore, which will make ours the world’s largest start-up area. Phase 2 will be completed by 2018 March.” T-Hub is the largest start up area in India with 70,000 square feet of space. He added, “The T-Bridge programme is being used to connect to outside ecosystems.”

 

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