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Tuesday, 13 October 2020
NIT Trichy and C-DAC Pune as part of National Super Computing Mission
NIT Tiruchirappalli Press Release (English and Tamil) with photos | Super Computer at NIT Trichy-MoU signing between NIT Trichy and C-DAC Pune- as part of National Super Computing Mission (NSM) MoU Signi.
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has become part of
the National Super Computing Mission (NSM), of the Government of
India. The MoU was signed on 12th October 2020 between NIT Trichy and
C-DAC Pune, in the presence of Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Honourable Minister
of State for Education, Communication, Electronics and Information
Technology, Government of India, Dr Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary,
Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Shri. Ajay Prakash
Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(MeITY). On behalf of NIT, Trichy, Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director,
signed the MOU and from CDAC, Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General.
A total of 10 Centrally Funded Institutions have been inducted into
NSM, IISc Bangalore, Seven IITs and NABI, in addition to NIT Trichy.
C-DAC Pune will be installing the supercomputer at NIT Trichy and
all other Institutions.
The objective of the NSM is to empower technology institutions with
high-performance computing capabilities that can be used for solving
computationally intensive problems. Based on the proposal submitted by
the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli to the NSM –
Infrastructure team, the institution has been sanctioned a Super
Computer worth Rs.17.11 crores by the Department of Science and
Technology (DST) and Ministry of Electronics and Information
The 650 TF supercomputer involving CPU and GPU at a ratio of 70:30
will be installed at the Institute by CDAC, Pune, soon, with an
additional installation cost of about 2 crores. With the development
of societal projects involving Artificial Intelligence, Machine
learning, Deep learning on the rise, the National Institute of
Technology, Tiruchirappalli is happy to announce the sanction of the
Super Computer at the appropriate time. The facility will be helpful
to the research scholars and faculty who are working on projects
involving high-end computing for carrying out various research and
Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director of the Institute expressed her
happiness at the MoU signing, at the possible exponential increase in
research output and the number of societal projects, in areas of
Health, Agriculture, Weather, Financial Services, Social media etc.,
in addition to the in-house projects by all 17 Departments of the
Institute, using the supercomputing facility. She also reiterated that
the supercomputing facility will be made available to neighbouring
educational institutions, as mandated and in line with NEP 2020.