Minister of State for Telecom, IT, and HRD Sanjay Dhotre has said that government is working towards accelerating the pace of research and development (R&D) and innovation activities in the area critical supercomputing components manufacturing. The government is already using computational techniques with manufacturing for this.

To this end, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).

As part of this partnership, the two parties will work collectively to establish supercomputing infrastructure with assembly and manufacturing in India and critical components at Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, and multiple Indian Institutes of Technology such as in Kanpur, Roorkee, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mandi, Gandhinagar, and NIT Trichy, NABI Mohali.

Further, training in HPC and artificial intelligence would be imparted at NSM’s nodal centres at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Goa and IIT Palakkad.