Supercomputers: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National supercomputing mission: third phase to begin by January 2021

Published: October 22, 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology announced that the third phase of National Supercomputing Mission will start by January 2021. The third phase of the mission is to increase computing speed to around 45 petaflops. Recent developments On October 12, 2020 the C-DAC and the National Supercomputing Mission signed agreement with ..

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National Supercomputing Mission: MoUs signed to make India self-Reliant

Published: October 12, 2020

On October 12, 2020, the National Supercomputing Mission and C-DAC hosted institutes to sign Memorandum of Understanding to make India self-reliant in manufacturing critical components of supercomputers. Highlights C-DAC is currently in the process of accelerating research and innovation in manufacturing supercomputing components. This is a major step towards achieving Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The MoU ..

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PARAM Sidhi-AI: India’s fastest AI Super Computer

Published: October 6, 2020

On October 5, 2020, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) commissioned the largest HPC-AI supercomputer. HPC-AI is High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights PARAM-Sidhi has put India among top countries in global AI supercomputing research and innovation. The supercomputer will accelerate cyber security, education, health care, education, space, agriculture and automotive. It ..

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Fugaku: World Fastest Supercomputer

Published: June 25, 2020

A Japan based Supercomputer, Fugaku developed by Fujitsu and the Riken Research Institute has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world. Highlights The fugaku has gained the top spot after beating out its Chinese and US counterparts. Also, it is the first Japanese super computer to gain the top position after 9 years. This ..

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MSM-TAC approves installation of supercomputing facility at IIT Guwahati

Published: March 25, 2020

The Technical Advisory Committee of the National Supercomputing Mission (MSM-TAC) has approved the installation of a Supercomputing facility with 650 TFLOPS, at IIT Guwahati, Assam. The installation of the supercomputing system has been started under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). It is co-ordinated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of ..

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