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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
29-April-2015 20:21 IST
National Supercomputing Mission

There are Nine (9) supercomputers from India that figured in the list of top 500 supercomputers according to the 44th edition of TOP 500 list, released in November 2014 (released twice-yearly), of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The Cabinet has recently approved the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) with a total outlay of Rs.4500 crore for a period of 7 years. The mission would be implemented jointly by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). The mission is driven with the aim of consolidating various ongoing efforts into a nationally coordinated collaborative programme involving developers and users of supercomputing systems as well as academic and research institutions along with effective collaborative, governance and monitoring mechanisms to build culture of supercomputing for solving complex R&D problems and designing solutions addressing various country specific requirements for scientific, strategic and societal applications. One of the deliverables would be a grid connecting 70 supercomputers located in R&D Institutions, Universities and the 1 million core cloud using National Knowledge Network (NKN).

The National Supercomputing Mission would be an enabler for the Digital India vision of the Government by making available huge data storage space and linking systems together. The mission envisages manufacturing of supercomputing systems in India and may play a lead role in Make in India vision.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S.Chowdary in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.