National Super Computing Mission (NSM)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Sci & tech
- India is fast emerging a leader in high power computing with the National Super Computing Mission (NSM).
Important value additions
- The NSM was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in India by connecting them to form a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) as the backbone.
- Guided by: Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
- Implemented by: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
- Completion of Phase II of NSM in September 2021 will take the country’s computing power to 16 Petaflops (PF).
Do you know?
- PARAM Shivay, the first supercomputer assembled indigenously, was installed in IIT (BHU), followed by PARAM Shakti, PARAM Brahma, PARAM Yukti, PARAM Sanganak at IIT-Kharagpur, IISER, Pune, JNCASR, Bengaluru and IIT Kanpur respectively.
- PARAM Siddhi – AI, the high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer, has achieved global ranking of 63 in TOP 500 most powerful supercomputer systems in the world, released on 16th November 2020