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Post at: Apr 30 2022

Supercomputer PARAM Ganga

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  • In early of march 2022,  PARAM Ganga-a High-Performance Computational (HPC) facility has deployed at IIT Roorkee.
  • Earlier this year in feb, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru installed the supercomputer 'Param Pravega'.

Other objectives

  • It will aid researchers to solve complex problems of national importance and global significance.
  • It will serve as an essential computer environment for the modern-day research along with their theoretical and experimental work.

  • 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.
  • An indigenously developed server platform called ‘Rudra’ is being tried out in a pilot system, with an interconnect for inter node communication called Trinetra also having been developed.
  • This misison has three phases-The National Supercomputing Mission in its three phases plans to increase India’s supercomputing capability to 45 petaflops, which will include three systems with 3 petaflops capability and one system with 20 petaflops capability.
  • Phase I looking at assembling supercomputers.
  • Phase II looking at manufacturing certain components within the country.
  • Phase III where a supercomputer is designed by India.
  • Currently we are in phase three which have started in sept 2021.



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