Article By : PIB Delphi
Supercomputing is the important thing to so many areas like Computational Biology, Molecular Dynamics, National Security, Computational Chemistry, Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data Analytics, Government Information Systems, and so forth…
Several premier tutorial establishments in India will quickly companion in indigenous assembling and manufacturing to determine supercomputing infrastructure within the nation and make the amenities obtainable at an reasonably priced value.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC) beneath the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeITY) signed a complete of 13 MoUs with the premier tutorial and R&D establishments of India for establishing Supercomputing Infrastructure with Assembly and Manufacturing in India and Critical Components of National Supercomputing Mission in a digital ceremony held on 12th October 2020.
Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, harassed that the MoU signing with the premier institutes marks the being of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and expressed his satisfaction over the progress made within the National Supercomputing Missioninitiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) via Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Department of Science & Technology, talked about that the signing of 13 MoUs exhibits the velocity that the mission has picked up, and it’s a main increase 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. It is indeed on the lines of the clarion call of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ given by Prime Minister,” he added.
“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, and so on. 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,” he added.
“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,” mentioned Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC.
Smt. Jyoti Arora, Special Secretary, and FA, MeitY and Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY have been additionally current in the course of the MoU signing with a bunch of institutes like IISC Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Mandi, IIT Gandhinagar, NIT Trichy, NABI Mohali and NSM Nodal Centres for coaching in HPC & AI at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Goa, and IIT Palakkad.
The mission envisages empowering our nationwide tutorial and R&D establishments to unfold over the nation by putting in an unlimited supercomputing grid comprising of greater than 70 high-performance computing amenities. The mission additionally consists of the event of extremely skilled High-Performance Computing (HPC) conscious human useful resource for assembly the challenges of growth of those purposes. The mission implementation would convey supercomputing inside the attain of the big scientific & expertise neighborhood within the nation and allow the nation with a capability to resolve multi-disciplinary grand problem issues.
The mission is applied and steered collectively by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) at an estimated value of Rs.4500 crore over a interval of seven years to make India one of many world leaders in Supercomputing.