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Government to establish supercomputer infrastructure in India

Government to establish supercomputer infrastructure in India

<span style="font-size: large;">Thirteen premier academic institutions will partner in indigenous assembling and manufacturing to establish supercomputing infrastructure in the country and make the facilities available at an affordable cost under the second phase of India’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). </span>

<span style="font-size: large;">The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeITY) signed MoUs with these institutes. </span>

<span style="font-size: large;">The MoUs are signed with research and development institutes for establishing supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and manufacturing in India and critical components of National Supercomputing Mission in a virtual ceremony held on October 12.</span>

<span style="font-size: large;">Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, <wbr />Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, stressed that the MoU signing with the premier institutes marks the being of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and expressed his satisfaction over the progress made in the National Supercomputing Mission initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) through Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.</span>
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<span style="font-size: large;">Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Department of Science &amp; Technology, mentioned that the signing of 13 MoUs shows the speed that the mission has picked up, and it is a major boost to computing facility. “In the last 5 years, major changes took place in the mission where the emphasis was given on design and fabrication of hardware and software of the supercomputers in India.” </span>

<span style="font-size: large;">“Supercomputing is the key to so many areas like computational biology, molecular dynamics, national security, computational chemistry, cyber-physical systems, big data analytics, government Information Systems. Armed with artificial intelligence and machine learning makes it a formidable tool. Progress in this mission will break silos to empower people and make India future-ready and tackle future challenges,” Prof. Sharma added.</span>

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<span style="font-size: large;">The mission envisages empowering our national academic and R&amp;D institutions to spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities. The mission also includes the development of highly professional High-Performance Computing (HPC) aware human resource for meeting the challenges of development of these applications. The mission implementation would bring supercomputing within the reach of the large scientific &amp; technology community in the country and enable the country with a capacity to solve multi-disciplinary grand challenge problems.</span>

<span style="font-size: large;">“Our goal is to develop own indigenous hardware encompassing exascale chip design, design and manufacture of exascale server boards, exascale interconnects and storage including silicon-photonics at C-DAC to achieve complete self-reliance,” said Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC.</span>

<span style="font-size: large;">The mission is implemented and steered jointly by the DeitY at an estimated cost of Rs.4500 crore over a period of seven years.</span>.