Important facts about National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
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National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
As per the ministry of science and technology’s annual year-end review:
Under the National Super-Computer Mission (NSM), four new Supercomputers have been installed since July 2021 at
NSM provides access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities to around 75 institutions and more than thousands of active researchers, academicians working through Nation Knowledge Network (NKN).
About National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
- It is being steered jointly by the
- Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
- Implemented by the
- Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune
- Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
The focus of the mission
- The Mission envisages empowering national academic and R&D institutions spread over the country
- By installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.
- These supercomputers will also be networked on the National Supercomputing grid over the National Knowledge Network (NKN).
- The NKN is another program of the government which connects academic institutions and R&D labs over a high-speed network.
- The Mission includes the development of highly professional High-Performance Computing (HPC) aware human resource for meeting challenges of the development of these applications.
Achievements under NSM
- The first supercomputer assembled indigenously, called Param Shivay, was installed in IIT (BHU).
- Param Shakti and Param Brahma were installed at IIT-Kharagpur and IISER, Pune.
- They are equipped with applications from domains like Weather and Climate, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Bioinformatics, and Material science.
- India has developed an indigenous server (Rudra),
- It can meet the High-Performance Computing (HPC) requirements of all governments and PSUs.
- This is the first time that a server system was made in India, along with the full software stack developed by C-DAC.