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Deployment of supercomputers under NSM to start soon: Official

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The Centre for Development of Advanced (C-DAC) expects that deployment of supercomputers under the Rs 4,500 crore National Mission would be commencing soon, an said on Wednesday.

The had approved the launch of the National Mission in March 2015.

"Under the mission, about 70 supercomputers would be installed in various academic and R&D institutions. The deployment of supercomputers under NSM is going to start soon. The first deployment could be in the IIT Kharagpur," said C-DAC (Kolkata)

"We are spearheading the mission. In India, lot of data would be going to come and supercomputers would be required to process huge volume of data. In order to process this growing volume of data, developing of ability would be essential," he said on the sidelines of a programme organised by the

The (DST) and Department of Electronics and (DeitY) would implement and steer the mission at an estimated cost of Rs 4,500 crore over a period of seven years through C-DAC and (IISc), Bengaluru.

It envisages empowering academic and R&D institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance facilities.

C-DAC, an R&D organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and (MeitY), is also working on developing microprocessor which would be used

"The programme on developing microprocessors is in design stage. We are working on tough time schedule," Bhattacharyya added.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:28 IST