India Super Computers Production Starts from 2017: India will get an indigenously built of the supercomputer by the next year as the part of the government’s Rs 4,500-crore programme that is aimed at taking India into an elite league of the nations who have made advancements in the field.
India Super Computers Production Starts from 2017
Ashutosh Sharma, the Secretary in the Ministry of the Science and Technology said that, for Advanced Computing the Centre for Development that to build India’s first supercomputer and Param is handling the project.
Last year in March, the government had approved the plan of the National Supercomputing Mission and under which in the next seven years 80 supercomputers will be built, among them some will be imported and the rest will be built indigenously. He said that the first one will come up August 2017.
Sharma also said that they are working on how to control the heat and the cost of the power to run all these supercomputers alone will be around Rs. 1,000 crore.
Across the country, the new supercomputers will be kept in the different institutes. A Supercomputer can be used for various purposes like discoveries of drugs among others, weather forecast and climate modeling.
Currently the countries like the China, the European Union and US Japan account for the major share of the top supercomputing machines in the world.