National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Awareness in IT
- 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.