Newly Sanctioned Rs 4,500-crore Supercomputing Mission Expected To Boost Scientific Research

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India plans to elbow its way into the top club of nations that flaunt superior supercomputing prowess. The newly sanctioned Rs 4,500-crore supercomputing mission is also expected to give a leg up to scientific research in the country. “It will completely change the way we do research. The mission will definitely bring non linear transformation for Indian science,” said Prof N Balakrishnan, head of Supercomputer Education & Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science. Last month, the government approved Rs 4500 crore for the National Supercomputing Mission a seven-year project which will place India’s infrastructure at par with nations like China and the US.

The plan is to deliver high performance computing on the cloud from supercomputers installed across 17 locations, for applications ranging from accurate weather prediction to drug discovery and data crunching for scientific research. In the next seven years, supercomputer performance is expected to touch ExaFLOPS (1000 peta flops) level and India will not be behind, said Rajat Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide strategic advice and recommend applications. The supercomputer grid will be connected on a high speed network that will enable researchers to collaborate easily, said Moona. “We are going to offer it as a software as a service model or platform as a service model,” he said. Original post at ET Telecom

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