IIT Kharagpur looking forward to high-performance facility and data center after signing MoU with C-DAC

15 Mar, 2019

NoidaIIT Kharagpur signed MoU with Center Of Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) on 12 March 2019. The IIT Kharagpur is looking forward to setting up a PetaFlop high-performance computing facility and data center that is funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. petaFlop defines the measurement of computing power based on the frequency of mathematical calculations done per second.
Setting up of the 1.3 petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centers are going to change the face of computation-based research and development in India, stated IIT Kharagpur on Thursday adding that the MoU was signed on 12 March.
Further, the statement said, with the growing importance of high-performance computing in newer research areas in cancer, data protection etc, such facilities as the one being built at the IIT Kharagpur will become a core factor in various research domains.
“the initiative will be undertaken at the center for computational and data sciences, located at the institute campus and large scale computational support will be given to the researchers, who are engaged in research activities in diverse areas of national importance,” Said Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director of IIT Kharagpur.
“The facility is expected to come up in the next 3-4 months with the work to be carried in three phases of –assembling; assembling and manufacturing, and design and manufacturing,” Said Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General of C-DAC.
C-DAC is an R&D organization that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. All the products and accessories are originally designed and manufactured in India.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here