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India to Build 60 Supercomputers

The Department of Science and Technology has announced the plans to build 60 supercomputers over the next three years. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be responsible for the implementation of the project and six machines are expected to be installed by the end of the year. Supercomputers A supercomputer is one that ..

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PM Modi launches supercomputer ‘Param of 833 teraflop capacity built at IIT-BHU

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the supercomputer ‘Param of 833 teraflop capacity built at the IIT-BHU. It is built at the cost of Rs 32.5 crore under the National Super Computing Mission. About 40% of the total computer power will be used by the students of Navodaya Vidyalaya. The institute claims that relevant ..

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Section 66A of IT Act of 2000 scraped to avoid people being prosecuted

The Supreme Court has recently directed all state governments to sensitize their police personnel about scrapped Section 66A of Information Technology Act of 2000 so that people are not unnecessarily arrested under the provision. The Supreme court has also asked all the high courts to send the copy of the verdict to all the trial ..

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Pratyush- India’s Fastest Supercomputer

India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The supercomputer has been named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning Sun. It is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world  dedicated for weather and climate research.

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K-SWAN to link public offices in Kerala

K-SWAN: Kerala State Wide Area Network. With an aim to provide much efficient e-Governance, the Govt of Kerala has decided to start Department-WAN which will link department offices with the Kerala State Wide Area Network. Subsequent to its implementation Departments will not only have more efficient/transparent delivery mechanisms, but will also have updated information at ..

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