News: India has produced just three supercomputers since 2015 under the National Supercomputer Mission (NSM).
National Supercomputing Mission:
Aim: Empower national academic and R&D institutions by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.
- To make India one of the world leaders in Supercomputing and to enhance India’s capability in solving grand challenge problems of national and global relevance
- To empower our scientists and researchers with state-of-the-art supercomputing facilities and enable them to carry out cutting-edge research in their respective domains
- To minimize redundancies and duplication of efforts, and optimize investments in supercomputing
- To attain global competitiveness and ensure self-reliance in the strategic area of supercomputing technology
Implementing Agency:Department of Science and Technology and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
Supercomputers Built under NSM:
- PARAM Shivay installed in IIT-BHU, Varanasi
- Second Supercomputer installed in IIT-Kharagpur
- PARAM Brahma, installed in IISER-Pune