C-DAC and National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has signed MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) for establishing supercomputing infrastructure in premium institutions across India.
The MoUs were signed in presence of Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for E&IT, Education and Communications between Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC and Director of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) host institutes for establishing in India supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and manufacturing of critical components at IISC Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Mandi, IIT Gandhinagar, NIT Trichy, NABL Mohali and NSM Nodal Centres for training in HPC & AI at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Goa and IIT Palakkad.
Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY; Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST; Jyoti Arora, Special Secretary & FA, MeitY; Dr Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY; senior officials from DST, MeitY, C-DAC and host institutes were also present.
Speaking on the occasion Sanjay Dhotre, MoS said, “C-DAC has already established a supercomputing ecosystem 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 in India critical supercomputing components like the server board, interconnect, rack power controllers and hydraulic controllers, direct liquid cooled data center and HPC software stack is a step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC said, “National premier academic and research institutes like the IISc, IITs, NIT, NABL are par excellence and are renowned globally for their technical expertise. We are proud to partner with them in our endeavour 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.”
“Our mission is to establish a dependable and secure exascale ecosystem with innovative designs, disruptive technologies and expert human resources. Our goal is to develop our own indigenous hardware encompassing exascale chip design, design and manufacture of exascale server boards, exascale interconnects and storage including silicon photonics at C-DAC in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat to achieve complete self reliance,” added Darbari.
The mission is implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,500 crore over a period of seven years to make India one of the world leaders in supercomputing.