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Iran joins mainframe computer manufacturing countries

Tehran, March 2, IRNA - Iran has designed and made a mainframe computer which has the capacity to calculate 86 billion operations in a second.

Pointing to the anti-Iran sanctions by certain powers, deputy minister of science, research and technology stressed that although Iranian researchers are deprived access to high-speed computers, the mainframe computer project was designed and tested in 2002.

Mansour Kabkanian noted that mainframe computer was designed and built in Amir Kabir University, adding the production is also underway in Isfahan and Sharif universities.

"We are going to build a mainframe computer network in the near future," he said.

According to him, Islamic Republic joined the countries producing mainframe computers and ranked 67th in terms of producing such computers.

"A contract has been signed with Metrology Organization," he concluded, expressing hope that Iranian researchers could use this network after finalizing the project.

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