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 
Technology (MeITY).

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 
sponsored projects.

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.

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