NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING MISSION

Objectives

  • To make India one of the world leaders in Supercomputing and to build capacity of the country to develop the next generation of supercomputer experts.
  • To attain global competitiveness and ensure self-reliance in the strategic area of supercomputing technology.
  • The target of the mission was set to establish a network of supercomputers ranging from a few Tera Flops (TF) to Hundreds of Tera Flops (TF) and three systems with greater than or equal to 3 Peta Flops (PF) in academic and research institutions of National importance across the country by 2022.

Salient features

  • The mission would be implemented jointly by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) through two organizations the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • The Mission envisages empowering our 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), a programme under same ministry which connects academic institutions and R&D labs over a high-speed network.
  • The Mission also includes development of highly professional High Performance Computing (HPC) aware human resource.

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