VVDN Technologies has signed a contract with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier research and development (R&D) organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), for manufacturing of India’s first indigenously designed high performance computing (HPC) servers ‘RUDRA’.

The ‘RUDRA’ HPC servers, designed by C-DAC, will be manufactured by VVDN under National Supercomputing Mission and is planned to be used in C-DAC’s ‘PARAM’ series of supercomputers. A wide spectrum of sectors, including HPC systems, hyperscale data centres, edge computing, banking and commerce, manufacturing, oil and gas industry and healthcare, can benefit from the indigenously-built server.

VVDN has established a complete manufacturing set up with SMT lines capable of handling board sizes up to 850 mm x 560 mm. The company also has a big mechanical infrastructure with tooling and injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, dedicated assembly lines, robust testing, validation and reliability set up. VVDN comes with expertise in doing the design, development and manufacturing of servers such as rack storage servers, communication servers, etc. While working in the datacenter space, VVDN has its own IPs for OvS and SSL for network compute.

Recently, VVDN was approved under production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware which includes the manufacturing of server, laptops, tablets, all-in-one desktops, etc.. VVDN has also been approved under three other PLIs by the government of India in the space of telecom and networking equipment manufacturing, White Goods manufacturing and Automobile and Auto components manufacturing.

Commenting on the development, Nitin Jain, vice president, Business Development 5G and Datacenter, India and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), VVDN Technologies, said, “It is a matter of great pride for VVDN to do the manufacturing of RUDRA 1U and 2U HPC servers – India’s first ever indigenous designed server for CDAC. VVDN is deeply committed to doing server manufacturing in India and has set up best in class infrastructure to do end to end manufacturing including PCBA, mechanical – sheet metal fabrication, testing and validation as well as certification. This collaboration with C-DAC is the testimony of the advancement towards strengthening Indian research and development by doing indigenous design, development, manufacturing and deployment of cost-effective servers which can be called as Design and Make in India.”