Under NSM, the government wants to lay a network of supercomputers in the country. All the parts of the national knowledge network for indigenous supercomputers are being built in the country.
India may add another achievement later this year. The name of this achievement is Made in India Supercomputer. Currently, supercomputers are being assembled in the country. Parts of these supercomputers are imported from other countries. The government wants to change this perception and make the country’s first Made in India supercomputer by the end of this year.
MoU with 14 Institutes for Supply of Parts
The Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 14 institutions to supply parts for the first Made in India supercomputer. This includes IITs, NITs, National Lab and IISER. These institutes will build their infrastructure and make supercomputer parts. Under the MoU, these institutions will design and develop domestic server boards, supply interconnect processors, system software libraries and storage.
The government wants to create a national knowledge network
Under the National Super Computing Mission (NSM), the government wants to lay a network of supercomputers in the country. This will help in building the National Knowledge Network (NKN). After the formation of this network, around 75 institutes and thousands of researchers will benefit. After joining NKN, the researchers will be helped in solving problems related to education, industry, commerce, space, weather forecasting, oil exploration campaigns and drug discovery.
Here can make Made in India supercomputer
Supercomputers developed and manufactured in the country can be installed at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, IIT Chennai, Inter-University Accelerator Center Delhi and CDAC Pune.
Three supercomputers in the country right now
Three supercomputers have been installed in the country under the National Knowledge Network. Other supercomputers will be installed from December 2020. All three supercomputers are assembled in India. The first supercomputer in the country was installed last year at IIT Varanasi except for Param. After this, two other supercomputers were installed at IIT Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune.
The second phase of NSM to be completed in April 2021
The second phase of NSM will be completed in April 2021. This will increase the speed of the supercomputer network in the country to 16 petaflops. In this period 8 more institutions will be added with supercomputing capability. The speed of the supercomputer network will increase to 45 petaflops in the third phase. On completion of NSM, around 75 institutes and thousands of researchers will have access to supercomputers through NKN.