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National Super Computing Mission: Three More Super Computers to be installed

The National Super Computer Mission was launched by the GoI in 2015. Today India has 5 Super Computers that are ranked within top 500 list of Super Computers in the World

Top 5 Super Computers in India

The Super Computer (Pratyush) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology India is ranked 39th, National Centre for Medium Weather Forecasting has been ranked 66th, etc. The first rank Super Computer is located in Ridge National Laboratory, US called Summit.

Highlights

The mission is jointly operated by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, C-DAC, Ministry of Science and Technology and IISc, Bengaluru. So far under the mission, “Param Shivay” was installed in IIT Bhuvaneshwar, Param Brahma and Param Shakti installed in IISER, Pune, and IIT-Kharagpur.

2020-21 Targets

This year is highly important for the mission. This is because, 11 new systems are to be installed in NITs, IITs, and IISERs by December 2020. Three more Super Computers are to be installed at IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Hyderabad and JN Centre for Advanced Scientific Research by April 2020.