NEW DELHI: India will get an indigenously -- built supercomputer next year as part of the government's Rs 4,500-crore programme aimed at taking India into an elite league of nations who have made advancements in the field.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing that built India's first supercomputer , Param, is handling the project, said Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology .
The government had in March last year approved the plan of the National Supercomputing Mission , under which 80 supercomputers will be built in the next seven years. "Some of them will be imported and the rest will be built be indigenously. The first one will come up by August 2017," he said.
"We are working on how to control heat. The cost of power to run these supercomputers alone will be around Rs 1,000 crore," Sharma said.
The new supercomputers will be kept in different institutes across the country. "A supercomputer can be used for various purposes like climate modeling, weather forecast, discoveries of drugs among others," Sharma said.
Currently, countries like the US Japan, China and the European Union account for a major share of the top supercomputing machines in the world.
Keep going India. Jai Hind
i think we already have super computer what is difference this one and running computer
We have already been building super computers like Param for years now. So the new computers must be highly sophisticated number crunchers or cyber machines with AI that can process data at speeds never thought possible. But developing sophisticated software for these giants is going to be real challenge.
Parts & components for Indian "indigenous" supercomputers will be made in China & USA.
China currently tops the list of countries having the fastest supercomputer ever made
Good.. We are too late already despite being the world''s largest software exporter
Sounds good but might not be purely Indian
Someone should not come up with the idea of cheap supercomputers like freedom 251, namotel.
Time for India to realize that it''s NOT in the same league as China, and prepare for survival in a China-dominated world.
Prudence is better than PRIDE. It will make both economic and technological sense to buy from China.