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AIM QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge About First Indian Supercomputer PARAM

AIM QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge About First Indian Supercomputer PARAM

Take the AIM Quiz and test your knowledge about PARAM supercomputers.


  • Which great scientific institution was PARAM was built in?

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Indian Institute of Science.


  •     2. Who led the creation of India’s first supercomputer – PARAM?

Homi Bhabha

Vijay Bhatkar

Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Subhash Kak


  • Why did the US stop the export of the American Cray supercomputer? 

The US suspected India will use the supercomputer for the development of nuclear weapons.

The US stopped manufacturing Cray supercomputers.

The US stopped exporting hardware in general.

The US suspected India will start copying the design of Cray supercomputer.


  • Which Indian prime minister summoned Vijay Bhatkar to build India’s first supercomputer?

Manmohan Singh

Narendra Modi

S Chandrashekhar

Rajiv Gandhi


  •  Where was CDAC based, where the institution that built India’s first supercomputer built?






  •  When tested what was the strength of Indian supercomputer, PARAM?






  •  What is the meaning of PARAM (the name of India’s first supercomputer)?

Supreme / First






1. Answer: PARAM is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

2. Answer: Vijay Bhatkar. He is an Indian computer scientist best known as the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of PARAM supercomputers.

3. Answer: George HW Bush‘s administration in the US denied licensing of Cray supercomputers suspecting that India would divert computational resources towards making Nuclear Weapons.

4. Answer: Rajiv Gandhi

5. Answer: Pune

6. Answer: PARAM 8000 was benchmarked at 5 Gflops, making it the second-fastest supercomputer in the world at that time.

7. Answer: The meaning of “PARAM” is Supreme / First.


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