National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

2021 APR 14

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Why in news?

  • The second phase of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) will be completed by September this year, taking India’s total computational capacity to 16 Petaflops.

About the mission:

  • The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) was commissioned in May 2015, jointly led by Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • It has a budget of Rupees 4500 Crores.
  • The nodal agencies spearheading the mission are Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune and Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru.
  • A National Knowledge Network (NKN), a grid, that will connect 70 supercomputers across 75 research institutions with over a thousand researchers using this facility id being setup by 2022.
  • It also aimed at Man-power development for high performance computing.
  • In the first phase, PARAM Shivay, PARAM Shakti, PARAM Brahma, PARAM Yukti and PARAM Sanganak were deployed at IIT (BHU), IIT Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Research.

Prelims Question

 Consider the following statements regarding National Supercomputing mission:
1.It is being spearheaded by Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc).
2.National Knowledge Network is a project created under the mission.
Choose the correct statements from the codes given below:
(a)1 only
(b)2 only
(c)Both 1 and 2
(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Answer to the Prelims Question