Parallel Machine (PARAM) is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) India.
India’s First Supercomputer was PARAM 8000. PARAM stood for Parallel Machine. The computer was developed by the government-run Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in 1991. The PARAM 8000 was introduced in 1991 with a rating of 1 Gigaflop (billion floating-point operations per second).
All the chips and other elements that were used in the making PARAM were bought from the open domestic market. The various components developed and used in the PARAM series were Sun UltraSPARC II, later IBM POWER 4 processors, Ethernet, and the AIX Operating System. The major applications of PARAM Supercomputer are in long-range weather forecasting, remote sensing, drug design and molecular