India's state-run agency for advanced computing has announced plans to build a nationwide grid of supercomputers.
The Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) wants to build a grid to share computer memories and software in parallel processes.
A spokesman for the Centre said that it would speed up environmental modelling, enable faster analysis of satellite data and assist chip design. Another use will be to predict capital market derivatives and data.
Dubbed the I_Grid, the network will be built as part of India's 10th five-year development plan starting in April.
The move represents a major development for CDAC which had been banned by the US from advanced computer design because of fears that India might put the technology to military use.
Since the ban was lifted, CDAC has built four versions of its Param series of supercomputers which have a speed of 100 gigaflops. A gigaflop is equal to one thousand million floating-point operations per second.
The CDAC spokesman said that the network would look a bit like a peer-to-peer file sharing system such as Napster, but on a much larger scale.
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