India is now going to witness the first High-performance Computation based on the Research and Development at IIT Kharagpur under the National Super computing Mission.
To give a much more perspective, the world most powerful supercomputer, ‘Summit’ which was revealed last year in June has the peak computing power of 200 PetaFLOPS.
IIT Kharagpur has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for the Advanced and Development computing, which is an Autonomous Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India on the 12th of March
The facility is now expected to come in the coming 3-4 months with the work to be carried in the three phases of a cycle: assembling, and design.
It was in the year 2008 when IBM revealed its supercomputer named ‘Roadrunner’ which reached the computing milestone of 1 PetaFLOPS and back then it came into the list of TOP500 most powerful supercomputers.
According to the signed MoU, IIT Kharagpur with C-DAC, the later would now facilitate supply, operations, installations and commissioning of state of the art FPC facility along with the data center ecosystem at the IIT Kharagpur funded under the project of NSM.
IIT Kharagpur has also been selected some of the specific challenge domains which include the chemistry, cryptography, drug discovery, AI, Molecular dynamics and Data Science, etc.