In four years of a national mission, total supercomputers built: three

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News: India has produced just three supercomputers since 2015 under the National Supercomputer Mission (NSM).

Facts:

National Supercomputing Mission:

Launched: 2015

Aim: Empower national academic and R&D institutions by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.

Objectives:

  • To make India one of the world leaders in Supercomputing and to enhance India‚Äôs 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:

  1. PARAM Shivay installed in IIT-BHU, Varanasi
  2. Second Supercomputer installed in IIT-Kharagpur 
  3. PARAM Brahma, installed in  IISER-Pune