Monday, 12 October 2020

Super Computer at NIT

Super Computer at NIT   Trichy-MoU signing between NIT 
Trichy and C-DAC Pune- as part of  (NSM)

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.

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