In the latest development, the Indian government planned for the next generation of super computers. The new super computers will be 61 times faster than the existing machines.

Reports have said that the telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal , shared a plan for the development of the fastest super computer with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The plan has mentioned that the ‘petaflop and exaflop range of super computers will be developed at the cost of an estimated cost of Rs. 4,700 crore over 5 years in India.

Moreover, Sibal has also proposed that the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) should be given a chance to co-ordinate overall supercomputing activities in the country. But on the other hand as a matter of concern, it is found that petaflop is a measure for finding processing speed of a computer and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operations per second.

While in terms of the exaflop, it represents one quintillion computer operations per second . In other words one exaflop is thousand times faster than one petaflop. At present the fastest computer in the world is the Sequoia which is registered with top computing speed of 16.32 petaflops which is equivalent of computing speed of 7.8 lakhs high end laptops put together.