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  • 14 April, 2021

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C-DAC

34th Foundation Day of C-DAC

Context

This 13th of April is the 34th Foundation Day of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

Three novel innovative technologies –

  1. Cyber Security Operation Centre (CSoC) as a service ,offering end to end security solutions including managed security services.
  2. C-DAC’s indigenous High-Performance Computing software solutions- Parallel Development Environment (ParaDE) .

ParaDE is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating parallel applications on HPC platforms.

  1. Automatic Parallelizing Compiler (CAPC) were launched by C-DAC. CAPC is an innovative software which provides a fast and effective solution for code parallelization by automatically converting a sequential C code to a corresponding parallel code suitable for the target parallel hardware.
  2. Another App based system called MANAS, Mental health And Normalcy Augmentation System is also being earmarked separately by the Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India. MANAS is a comprehensive, scalable, national digital wellbeing platform to augment mental well-being of Indian citizens and aimed to ‘reach the unreached’ through Digital India initiatives.
  3. The first Supercomputer designed and built under Build approach of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) by C-DAC- Param Shivay.
  4. In Meity’s National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019) C DAC envisions positioning India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM). It's progressing in this direction very well by developing a portfolio of 32/64 bit processors named VEGA as a part of its Microprocessor initiative .

CDAC is engaged in core research in High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Blockchain, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Cyber Security, Indian language computing, etc. while on the other hand, it has successfully transformed the lab outcome to benefit the grassroots creating societal impact. Representative such national level rollout include Emergency Response Support System for elderly, women and people in distress, e-Sanjeevani telemedicine, National Common Mobility Card for ease of transportation, etc.

Notable researchers and alumnus

  • Vijay P. Bhatkar, founding director, recipient of Padma Bhushan award
  • Srinivasan Ramani, contributed in bringing the internet to India in 1987 through the academic network ERNET, served as an adviser on UN ICT Task Force, and was the first director of HP Labs, India

Know more about C-DAC inventions.

Source: PIB


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