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National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

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    23rd Oct, 2020

  • It is being implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
  • Implemented by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
  • The Mission envisages empowering national academic and R&D institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.
  • These supercomputers will also be networked on the National Supercomputing grid over the National Knowledge Network (NKN).
  • The NKN is another programme of the government which connects academic institutions and R&D labs over a high-speed network.
  • The Mission includes development of highly professional High-Performance Computing (HPC) aware human resource for meeting challenges of development of these applications.
  • The first supercomputer assembled indigenously, called ParamShivay,was installed in IIT (Banaras Hindu University).
  • Similar systems Param Shakti and Param Brahmawere installed at IIT-Kharagpur and IISER, Pune.
  • They are equipped with applications from domains like Weather and Climate, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Bioinformatics, and Material science.
  • India has developed an indigenous server (Rudra), which can meet the High-Performance Computing (HPC)requirements of all governments and PSUs.
  • This is the first time that a server system was made in India, along with the full software stack developed by C-DAC.

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