Kathmandu, Feb. 13 -- Kathmandu University has installed the first supercomputer in the country at IT Park, Banepa. The supercomputer-which consists of high performance computing (HPC) servers-was donated by CERN based in Switzerland.

Manoj Shakya, assistant professor and lead researcher of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University said the newly installed supercomputer has the capacity to solve computing problems in two hours.

Before, such problems used to take 10 days to solve. Nepal's first supercomputer has 184 CPU servers, 16 disk servers and 12 network switches, said Shakya, with a total processor count of over 2,500 and 8 TB of memory.

The supercomputer is currently being used for training and workshop...