National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

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  • March 13, 2020
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National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Awareness in IT

In News:

  • India has produced just three supercomputers since 2015 under NSM
    • PARAM Shivay installed in IIT-BHU, Varanasi with 837 TeraFlop capacity
    • Second one at IIT-Kharagpur with 1.66 PetaFlop capacity
    • PARAM Brahma at ISER-Pune, has a capacity of 797 TeraFlop
  • NSM envisaged setting up a network of 70 high-performance computing facilities with an aim to connect national academic and R&D institutions across India over a seven-year period at an estimated cost of Rs 4500 Crores.
  • Parent Body: Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • Nodal Agencies of NSM– Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.

Did You Know?

  • Just 16.67% of the total budget of Rs 4,500 crore, was disbursed during the last four-and-a-half years to two nodal agencies of NSM 
  • Globally, China continues to lead the supercomputer race. It added eight more supercomputers in the last six months taking its existing numbers to 227.

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