E17 : Param 8000 - India's First Supercomputer

A Century Of Stories

Dec 4 2023 • 10 mins

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In this week's episode, join Kunal Vijayakar as he unveils India's technological rise in the 1970s and 80s, marked by significant achievements like Aryabhatta and Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma's space mission. However, faced with resource challenges, the nation sought to obtain supercomputers, leading to the inspiring tale of India's First Supercomputer - Param 8000.

Confronting international restrictions, visionary scientist Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar and his team at C-DAC crafted PARAM 8000, showcasing India's prowess in the global supercomputing race.

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