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To boost research and development in manufacturing, defence, power, agriculture, communications, climate change, drugs innovation, and early warning for natural calamities, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has been setting up supercomputing centres in technical institutions, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday.
C-DAC is a premier organisation of the union Communications and Information Technology Ministry and is setting up PARAM Shavak supercomputing centres in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) across the country to provide a tabletop form of the world’s most compact supercomputer.
C-DAC’s executive director Hemant Darbari said : “PARAM Supercomputing infrastructure would enable the institute to begin and pursue interdisciplinary research in all societal sectors of the economy by modern computational research methodologies where the focus would be on accuracy with a clear purpose for decision making.”
“This supercomputer would be used as a tool for carrying out modelling, simulation and data analysis (of modern R and D methodologies) in multiple science and engineering domains. Research scholars and students can obtain fast modelling and simulations results of real life complex problem statements of their research in diverse field of applications,” he told reporters.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has inaugurated a supercomputer centre in NIT, Agartala on Wednesday. The centre, which set up in collaboration with C-DAC spending Rs.48 lakh, was second of its kind in the northeastern states after Guwahati.
Explaining the importance of supercomputers, Darbari said supercomputers are key to new reforms in all societal sectors of the economy from manufacturing, defence, power, agriculture, communications, engineering sciences, banking, seismic sciences, weather and climate prediction, biotechnology, drug discovery, early warning for natural calamities, key data analysis, life sciences, data mining among others.