MoUs signed between C-DAC and NSM Host Institutes
Chandigarh, 12 October 2020 - National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) was set up to provide necessary computational power to the academia, industry, scientific and research community, MSMEs and the start-ups to solve India-specific grand challenges and complex real-life problems in Science & Engineering, said Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State (MoS) for E&IT, Education and Communications. The Minister said this on the occasion of signing of MoUs between Dr Hemant Darbari, Director-General, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Directors of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) Host Institutes at Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC), in Mohali (SAS Nagar), Punjab today.
"Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) has already established supercomputing ecosystems at IIT BHU, IIT Kharagpur, IISER Pune and JNCASR Bangalore and now accelerating the pace of research and innovation using computational science techniques with manufacturing of critical supercomputing components in India is a step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat", added the Minister.
The MoUs aim for establishing supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and manufacturing in India and critical components at IISC Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Mandi, IIT Gandhinagar, NIT Trichy, NABI Mohali and NSM Nodal Centres for training in HPC & AI at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Goa and IIT Palakkad.
On this occasion, Director General, C-DAC mentioned that national premier academic and research institutes like the IISc, IITs, NIT, NABI are par excellence and are renowned globally for its technical expertise. Further, he said that partnering with them will help to enhance India's capability, empower scientists and researchers with state-of-the-art supercomputing facilities, attain global competitiveness and ensure self-reliance in the strategic area of supercomputing technology leading towards the exascale computing.
Dr. Darbari further said, our mission is to establish dependable and secure exascale ecosystem with innovative designs, disruptive technologies and expert human resource. He also said that our goal is to develop our own indigenous hardware encompassing exascale chip design, design and manufacturing of exascale server boards, exascale interconnects and storage including silicon-photonics at C-DAC in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat to achieve complete Self-Reliance.