Iranian Supercomputer Passes Tests: ICT Minister
- May, 05, 2021 - 10:23
- Science news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said a homegrown supercomputer has passed the tests and will be unveiled soon.
In a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Azari Jahromi said the ‘Simorgh’ supercomputer with performance capability reaching petaFLOPS will be unveiled in the near future.
“Artificial intelligence is the driving force of future of economy in Iran and the world. The Iranian youth succeeded in building the Iranian ‘Simorgh’ supercomputer with petaFLOPS processing capacity in order to supply the processing capacity they need,” the minister said.
He added that the homegrown supercomputer has passed the tests and will be officially unveiled soon.
FLOPS, which stands for floating-point operations per second, is the unit of measurement that calculates the performance capability of a supercomputer.
One petaFLOPS is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000 (one quadrillion) FLOPS, or one thousand teraFLOPS.