Government of India created an exclusive plan to build Make in India supercomputers, which would be the best in the world. A budget of Rs 4500 crore was allocated, to built a cluster of 70 supercomputers which connects various academic and research institutions of India.
A supercomputer can be used for various purposes like climate modelling, weather forecast, discoveries of drugs among others.
“National Supercomputing Mission of india (NSM): Building Capacity and Capability” to be jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Electronics and Information Technology
The supercomputer project is being handled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing. This project will be completed by end of 2017.
The Mission has been conceptualized and evolved keeping in view the ever increasing computing demand of the scientific and academic community in the country, international technology trends and roadmaps of leading countries in the area, strategic importance and emergence of supercomputing as a benchmark for Scientific & Technological advancements.
Param Shavak machine PARAM Shavak – solution, aims to provide computational resource (Capacity building) with advanced technologies to perform high-end computations for scientific, engineering and academic programs to address and catalyze the research using modelling, simulation and data analysis.
This initiative is expected to create HPC aware skilled workforce (Capability building) and for promoting research by integrating leading-edge emerging technologies at grass root level. As the scope and complexity of computational needs continue to increase at colleges universities, professors and administrators are compelled to seek appropriate and affordable solutions.
PARAM Shavak provides the computing power necessary to keep academic institutions on the leading edge in today’s competitive market at affordable cost. This system is meant for research organizations and academic institutions that are on the verge of adopting HPC culture in their institutions/organizations.
Besides a handful of value additions from C-DAC, the system comes with most of the features that can be found in a full blown HPC clusters job schedulers, compilers, parallel libraries, mpi, resource managers, some of the commonly used HPC applications in engineering scientific domains etc.