Top academic institutes sign MoUs for establishing supercomputing infrastructure in India

In this news, we discuss the Top academic institutes sign MoUs for establishing supercomputing infrastructure in India.

Several leading academic institutions are teaming up to establish an indigenous supercomputing infrastructure that will make India ‘fit for the future’ and help meet challenges in various disciplines, the Department of Science and Technology said Tuesday. The Center for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in a virtual ceremony on Monday, signed 13 memoranda of understanding with leading academic and research and development institutions to establish a supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and fabrication for the national supercomputing mission in the country.

The Rs 4,500 crore mission plans to enable our national academic and R&D institutions to spread across the country by installing a vast supercomputing network comprising more than 70 high performance computing facilities, according to an official statement. It also includes the development of highly professional human resources aware of High Performance Computing (HPC) to meet the challenges of developing these applications. The implementation of the mission will bring supercomputing within the reach of the large science and technology community in India and give the country the capacity to solve multidisciplinary problems of great challenges. The MoU has been signed with a host of institutes like IISC Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Mandi, IIT Gandhinagar, NIT Trichy, NABI Mohali and NSM Nodal Centers for HPC training & AI at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Goa and IIT Palakkad.

Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, underlined that the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the main institutes marks the beginning of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said the signing of the 13 MoUs shows how quickly the mission has grown, and it is a major boost for IT facilities. “Over the past 5 years, major changes have taken place in the mission where the focus has been on the design and manufacture of supercomputer hardware and software in India,” he added. Supercomputing is the key to so many areas such as computational biology, molecular dynamics, national security, computational chemistry, cyber-physical systems, big data analysis, government information systems, Sharma noted.

“Armed with artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s a great tool. Progress on this mission will break down silos to empower people, prepare India for the future and meet future challenges, ”he added. “Our goal is to develop native hardware encompassing exascale chip design, exascale server board design and manufacture, exascale interconnects and storage, including silicon photonics at C-DAC, to achieve full autonomy. », Said C-DAC Director General Hemant Darbari.

The mission is jointly implemented and led by the DST and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology for seven years to make India one of the world leaders in high performance computing.

News Highlights:

  • The Center for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in a virtual ceremony on Monday, signed 13 memoranda of understanding with leading academic and research and development institutions to establish a supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and manufacturing for the national supercomputing mission in the country. The Rs 4,500 crore mission plans to enable our national academic and R&D institutions to spread across the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising more than 70 high performance computing facilities, according to an official statement.
  • Top University Institutes Sign Memoranda of Understanding for Setting Up High-Performance Computing Infrastructure in India
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