India emerging a leader in supercomputing


India is rapidly emerging a leader in high power computing with the National Super Computing Mission (NSM) improving it to satisfy the enhancing computational needs of academic community, researchers, MSMEs, and start-ups in locations like oil exploration, flood forecast as well as genomics and also medicine discovery.

Computer facilities has actually currently been installed in four premier institutions and setup work remains in fast development in 9 more. Completion in of Phase II of NSM in September 2021 will take the nation’s computer power to 16 Petaflops (PF). MoUs have actually been authorized with a total amount of 14 premier establishments of India for developing Supercomputing Facilities with Setting Up as well as Manufacturing in India. These include IITs, NITs, National Labs, and also IISERs.

Infrastructure planned in NSM Stage I has currently been mounted and much of Stage II will certainly be getting in area soon. Phase III, initiated this year, will take the computer speed to around 45 Petaflops. This will include 3 systems of 3 PF each as well as one system of 20PF as a nationwide facility.

The National Supercomputing Mission was introduced to enhance the study capacities as well as abilities in the country by linking them to develop a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) as the foundation. The NSM is setting up a grid of supercomputing facilities in academic and study institutions across the nation. Part of this is being imported from abroad as well as component developed indigenously. The Mission is being jointly guided by the Division of Science as well as Technology (DST) as well as the Ministry of Electronic Devices as well as Information Technology (MeitY) and also implemented by the Centre for Advancement of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and the Indian Institute of Scientific Research (IISc), Bengaluru.


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