Param Yuva II, India's latest and fastest supercomputer, has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
The supercomputer has a processing efficiency of 524 teraflops, 10 times faster than the present facility. Costing Rs 16 crore, it has been developed in just three months. It will boost research in space and bioinformatics, among other things.
Param Yuva II will reduce the time-frame for new drug development from 20 years to 15 years. The supercomputer would also help reduce the time-frame in weather predictions and widen the geographical coverage area
The next CDAC target is the petaflop capacity (1 petaflops = 1000 teraflops) supercomputer which should be ready by December. Other countries currently having the petaflop supercomputers are Japan, the US and China.