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Iran to unveil ‘national supercomputer’

February 9, 2011

A file photo of a supercomputer
An Iranian university has announced the imminent unveiling of a domestically built supercomputer with high-tech computational features, a report says.

The national supercomputer is capable of processing 34 billion operations per second with a speed topping 40 gigabytes within the same time span, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

Officials at Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), which will display the computing machine, said that the Iranian supercomputer is capable of processing data and carrying out computations in an array of fields.

High-capacity supercomputers are viewed as strategic products and the Iranian computational device will rank amongst the world’s first 500, the report said.

Supercomputers, primarily introduced in the 1960s, are at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation.

The machines were introduced in Iran around 10 years by the AUT. Iranian engineers and technicians have been making efforts to increase the computational capacities of the devices ever since.

Supercomputers are used for intensive calculation tasks such as problems involving physics, weather forecast, climate research, molecular modeling, simulations of airplanes in wind tunnels, nuclear research and computations in nanotechnology among others.

  1. Alan
    February 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Congrats to Amirkabir University of Technology, the BEST in Iran

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