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09-26-12, 12:20 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/India_(orthographic_projection).svg/250px-India_(orthographic_projection).svg.pngThe Indian government caused a bit of a stir recently with their announced plans (http://http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-09-16/news/33880189_1_exascale-first-supercomputers-petaflop) to build an Exascale machine by 2017. But over at the Hindustan Times (http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Reality-check-India-s-2017-fastest-supercomputer-plan-a-pipedream/Article1-936091.aspx), Charu Sudan Kasturi writes that the power consumption of such a machine would be a major issue for the region.

But even if Indian scientists could develop a 20MW supercomputer, it would consume 1728 million units of electricity (kWh) in a year ‚?? more than the electricity consumed annually by over 2 million Indians. The per capita annual consumption of electricity in India is 780 kWh.

Read the Full Story (http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Reality-check-India-s-2017-fastest-supercomputer-plan-a-pipedream/Article1-936091.aspx).

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