India will get first of its 80 indigenously – built supercomputer next year as part of the government’s Rs 4,500 crore programme aimed at taking India into an elite league of nations who have made advancements in the field
The government had in March last year approved the plan of the National Supercomputing Mission, under which 80 supercomputers will be built in the next seven years. “Some of them will be imported and the rest will be built be indigenously. The first one will come up by August 2017,” said Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing that built India’s first supercomputer, Param, is handling the project. The cost of power to run these supercomputers alone will be around Rs 1,000 crore.