EKA (supercomputer)

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Active October 2007[1]
Operators Computational Research Laboratories, Tata Sons
Location Computational Research Laboratories, Pune, India
Memory 28.7 TeraByte[2]
Storage 40 TeraByte[2]
Speed 172.6 TeraFLOPS[3]
Cost USD 30,000,000
INR 1,800,000,000 (assuming 1 USD = 60 INR)[4]
Ranking Top500: 58[5], 16 September 2011
Purpose Multipurpose[6]

EKA is a supercomputer built by the Computational Research Laboratories (a subsidiary of Tata Sons) with technical assistance and hardware provided by Hewlett-Packard.[6]

Eka means the number One in Sanskrit.[4]


EKA uses 14,352[2] cores based on the Intel QuadCore Xeon processors. The primary interconnect is Infiband 4x DDR. EKA occupies about 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) area.[7] It was built using offshelf components from Hewlett-Packard, Mellanox and Voltaire Ltd..[2] It was built within a short period of 6 weeks.[7]

Ranking history[edit]

At the time of its unveiling, it was the fourth-fastest supercomputer in the world and the fastest in Asia.[7] As of 16 September 2011, it is ranked at 58.[5]

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  1. ^ "Tatas' supercomputer Eka adjudged world's fourth fastest". 14 November 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Top500: EKA (Details)". Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top500: EKA(Performance)". Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Tata's supercomputer Eka is fastest in Asia". The Economics Times. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Top500: EKA (Ranking History)". Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "India breaks into supercomputing elite". Times Online. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2007. India has broken into the top tier of supercomputing after a new machine built by Tata 
  7. ^ a b c "Supercomputer another feather in Tatas` cap". 14 November 2007. Retrieved 16 September.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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