IIT Kanpur to boast of 1.3 Petaflop Supercomputer; e-MoU signed with C-DAC

The supercomputer will also provide large-scale computational support to the researchers.

Last year, IIT Kharagpur witnessed the installation of India's first state-of-the-art 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and datacenter ecosystem under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). Now, it is IIT Kanpur's turn. This supercomputer will be made entirely under the banner of Make in India and it is equipped with lightning speed processing capabilities, pertaining to technology. An e-MoU has been signed between IIT Kanpur and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up and operate it.

PARAM Sanganak- The Supercomputer

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is an autonomous Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. This body has commissioned and designed the PARAM Sanganak and will cater to the needs of the institution and scholars.

At the conference, the Union Minister of State for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, and the Joint Secretary were present. The agreement was also attended by the IIT Director, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Dean RND Prof. AR Harish and Director General of C-DAC, Dr. Hemant Darbar. Directors of IIT Roorkee, IIT Mandi, IISc Bangalore were also in attendance.

This venture will be under the National Super Computing Mission and this will benefit the students and faculty of many educational institutions, who have been in need of such a provision. The supercomputer will also provide large-scale computational support to the researchers, who are engaged in research endeavours in various fields of national importance. This facility will propel and evolve the level of research currently being done with manifold improvement in output and efficiency. It will be positioned in IIT Kanpur's computer center and parts of it are already being installed. The testing of it, will commence in the next 7-10.

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