Mcq

Current Affairs MCQ - 8

1. Which of the following statement is/are correct with regard to ‘Pratyush’

  1. It is India’s fastest and first ‘multi-petaflops’ supercomputer.
  2. It would help the country with better forecasts in terms of monsoon, extreme events, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought among others. 
  • A) a only
  • B) b only
  • C) Both a and b
  • D) Neither a nor b

ANSWER : Both a and b


‘Pratyush’, meaning the sun, the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility has been established at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts. the facility would help the country with better forecasts in terms of monsoon, extreme events, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, air quality, lightning, fishing, hot and cold waves, flood and drought among others. This facility will also be used in coordination with the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) and other weather monitoring institues, to evolve better weather monitoring practices and an improved weather forecasting system.

2. Consider the following statement with regard to 'Petaflops'

  1. It is a measure of a computer’s processing speed.
  2. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second .
  3. India’s supercomputer - Pratyush - can deliver a peak power of 5.8 petaflops.
  • A) a only
  • B) a and b only
  • C) b and c only
  • D) All of the above

ANSWER :


India’s supercomputer - Pratyush - can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops.