Bastar’s youth develops a micro supercomputer
Raipur: A 24-year-old youth from the state’s Maoist affected area Bastar has developed a seven kilograms suitcase-sized micro supercomputer. Earlier he developed a mini supercomputer which weight almost 650 kilograms.
Saad Memon hailing from Bastar’s Jagdalpur city is currently pursuing his double degree master program in Ireland, UK, and Germany. Saad said that while studying abroad he came to know that it’s not only the problem in India but also in other countries too, people are not much aware of supercomputers.
To make people aware about this unique concept and technology, Saad built a compact version of his earlier supercomputer. He built this micro supercomputer at a cost of around Rs 3 lacs funded by the National University of Ireland.
He said the problem with my previously developed micro supercomputer was, it was costly, hard to maintain and too heavy to carry around showcasing among the people and make them understand. So, I decided to make a compact version of it, which I can carry easily and make people aware of it.
This compact version is an exact replica of UK’s Archer supercomputer and it doesn’t compromise in technology in anyways. It operates on voice command and can be remotely accessed from any location across the globe using the internet.
He feels that the thing he regrets the most is he didn’t know much about this when he was a kid. He doesn’t want the next generation to face something like this, and that’s why his main goal is to educate students in school and colleges about this technology.
He also wants to use the supercomputer for educational purposes in schools and colleges across the state. Besides he feels that for Bastar we need more technology and tools, most of them are not accessible right now. He wants to motivate the kids in the Naxal hotbed of the state to do something big by showcasing his new inventions and technology.
He also participated in launching a powered rocket with a 3D printed Can Satellite in Germany, where he was in one of the two teams who successfully launched the satellite. The Can Satellite was used to transmit the atmospheres data back to Ground Supercomputer, the one which he developed.
He said it is a whole simulation of how satellites are launched in space, which requires a very moderate cost. He wants the kids across the state to gain such experience.