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  • 11 November, 2020

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PARAM SIDDHI-AI

PARAM SIDDHI-AI :

  • Param Siddhi is a high-performance computing-artificial intelligence supercomputer established at C-DAC under the National Supercomputing Mission.
  • It has secured rank 63 in TOP 500 most powerful non-distributed computer system list in the world.

Features :

  • Param Siddhi was jointly developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Department of Science and Technology.
  • The supercomputer has a speed of 5.267 petaflops. It has now got the recognition of non-distributed super computer systems.

What are petaflops?

  • It is a unit of computing speed.
  • n simple words, FLOP is the number of arithmetic operations a machine can do in a second.

What are non-distributed computer systems?

  • In a non-distributed computer system, all the components are in a single location.
  • In case of Param Siddhi, all of its components are located in Pune.
  • The technology will help in agriculture, healthcare, energy, education space, cybersecurity, weather and AI application.

National Supercomputing Mission

  • India is currently implementing third phase of National Supercomputing Mission.
  • The main aim of the mission is to install 70 supercomputers & the Government has allocated Rs 4,500 crores to the mission.
  • The National Supercomputing Mission was announced in 2015.
    • It will support “Digital India” and “Make in India” initiatives of GoI.
    • Under the mission, the first supercomputer of India was installed in IIT-BHU, Varanasi. It was named “PARAM SHIVAY”.

Source: PIB


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