Boeing to test Tata supercomputer in India

Written by Reuters | Mumbai, April 16: | Updated: Apr 17 2008, 13:53pm hrs
Boeing Co is partnering with a unit of India's Tata Group to test and validate a supercomputer to run aerodynamic simulations for the aircraft maker, the two companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Tata's Computational Research Laboratory will model high-lift aerodynamic simulations in three dimensions on the Eka System, the fastest supercomputer in Asia, to help design and develop airplane wings, it said.

No financial details were disclosed.

"Through such high-value interactions, Indian industry is entering Boeing's global aerospace supply chain," Ian Thomas, president of Boeing India, said.

Boeing, which estimates India will need 911 planes worth $86 billion by 2027, has an agreement with Tata Industries for a joint venture in India to build defence-related aerospace components.