What is GARUDA? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

GARUDA

GARUDA is India’s national grid computing initiative, a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) program funded by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to deploy a distributed networked infrastructure for universities, research labs, industry and government throughout India. 

Named after the winged mount of the Hindu god Vishnu, GARUDA currently connects 45 institutions in 17 cities to work on highly complex problems of national interest such as weather and climate modeling.

GARUDA is part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN), an initiative to build a high-speed national network backbone with reliable quality of service (QoS) and security. Currently, GARUDA connects approximately 65 teraflops of available computational resources with a data transfer rate (bandwidth) of 1 Gbps.

See also: distributed computing

 

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Email Alerts

Register now to receive SearchCIO.in-related news, tips and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

More News and Tutorials

Do you have something to add to this definition? Let us know.

Send your comments to techterms@whatis.com