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IIT KGP signs MoU with C-DAC for high performance computing

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The IIT has signed an MoU with (C-DAC) to set up a Petaflop high facility and data center funded under the

PetaFlop is the measurement of computing power based on the frequency of mathematical calculations that can be done per second.

Setting up of the 1.3 PetaFlop high performance computing facility and data center is going to change the face of computation-based research and development in India, an IIT statement said Thursday, adding that the MoU was signed on March 12.

With the growing importance of high performance computing in newer research areas in cancer, data protection etc, such facilities as the one being built at IIT will become a core factor in various research domains, the statement said.

IIT said the initiative will be undertaken at the Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, located at the institute campus and large-scale computational support will be given to the researchers, who are engaged in research activities in diverse areas of national importance.

The facility is expected to come up in the next 3-4 months with the work to be carried in three phases of - 'assembling, assembling and and design and manufacturing,' the statement quoted Director General, C-DAC, Dr as saying.

The C-DAC is a premier R&D organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and (MeitY).

All products and accessories will be indigenously designed and manufactured in

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 13:55 IST