Nine institutes to get supercomputers under National Supercomputing Mission

High-performance computing (HPC) facilities will be provided to institutions, active researchers, and academicians working through the Nation Knowledge Network (NKN)

February 23, 2022

The design and development of indigenous server nodes, interconnect switch, storage, and system software stack for the next generation of HPC systems has already started

India’s first indigenous server platform, Rudra, can meet the HPC requirements of all governments, PSUs, and the strategic needs of the country

These facilities will be developed under the National Supercomputing Mission that was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by forming a supercomputing grid

The government expects that these facilities will meet the increased computational demands of academia, researchers, MSMEs, and startups

The Ministry of Science & Technology said that it will provide access to nine new supercomputers in leading institutes of the country. In addition, HPC facilities will be provided to institutions, active researchers, and academicians working through the NKN, which serves as the backbone for supercomputing systems. These facilities will be developed under the National Supercomputing Mission that was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by forming a supercomputing grid.

The nine new supercomputers will be installed in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Delhi, Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) Delhi, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Pune, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) Pune, and National Informatics Centre (NIC) Delhi.

The Ministry also said that the design and development of indigenous server nodes, interconnect switch, storage, and system software stack for the next generation of HPC systems has already started with 85% indigenous manufacturing. India’s first indigenous server platform, Rudra, can meet the HPC requirements of all governments, PSUs, and the strategic needs of the country.