The first three developed supercomputers in India will be ready for operations by March 2019. The said machine is pitched to be useful in improving disaster management services and for issuing better weather forecasts among all the other devices. The first set of supercomputers to be built under the central government plan on Rs 4,500crore worth National Supercomputing Mission( NSM). The seven-year-long mission to build a device of over 70 supercomputers operating mainly at top research and academic institutions in the country. The mission is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology ( DST) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ( MeitY) and led by C-DAC and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. The device which is fully designed and manufactured in India is worth Rs 68 crore. They will first be installed at IIT BHU ( Banaras Hindu University), Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune and IIT, Kharagpur. The two machines, having a capacity of 650 Tera plops, will be installed at BHUIT and IISER whereas a 1.3 petaflops supercomputer will be installed at IIT, Kharagpur. This high-performance machine facilitates application for improving weather services for efficient disaster simulation and management, for the faster processing of seismic data for computational biology and many more. The supercomputers are also pitched to be highly energy efficient than the existing ones. The hardware components meant for the supercomputers will be manufactured in Chennai unit of Atos. “ The mission is on track, so far Rs 200 crore has been spent for this mission”, says Hemant Darbari, director general, C-DAC.
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