In this article, we will discuss National Supercomputing Mission. So, let’s get started.
National Supercomputing Mission
- The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), 2015, was the first step taken by the Government of India in this regard.
- It is a jointly funded programme, by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
- The main objectives are to spearhead research in the development of supercomputers and build a national supercomputing grid.
- As of May 2022, India now has 15 supercomputers disclosed to the public, with combined performance capability of 24 petaflops.
- The NSM recently deployed PARAM Ganga – a High-Performance Computational (HPC) facility at IIT Roorkee.
- PARAM PORUL, a state-of-the art Supercomputer at NIT Tiruchirappalli was also inaugurated under the mission.
- PARAM Siddhi-AI is the fastest supercomputer in India built under NSM.