The first Supercomputer designed and built under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) by C-DAC at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi was dedicated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the scientific and research community of the nation in order to strengthen the research and development activities in the country. Named “PARAM Shivay”, the supercomputer uses more than one lakh twenty thousand compute cores (CPU + GPU cores) to offer a peak compute power of 833 TeraFlops.
National Supercomputing Mission, under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is an important initiative by Government of India to boost indigenous efforts to be in the forefront of supercomputing capability for socio-economic development of the nation. The mission jointly steered by Ministry of Electronics and IT and Department of Science & Technology, is being implemented through two leading organizations – Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore with an objective to meet the increasing computing demands of the scientific and research community. Experts from various organisations including NITI Aayog, IIT, JNU, DRDO and BARC have made substantial contributions towards implementing this mission. This initiative supports the government’s vision of “Digital India” and “Make in India” and will place India at the forefront of global supercomputing map.
Video by DD News on NSM Launch: