India to Build 70 Supercomputers by 2022
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According to the government sources, the supercomputers are being install in different parts of the country for the Research and Development. The project has received the approval of the cabinet committee on economic affairs, which is headed by Prime minister Narendra Modi.
“The project, which costs around Rs 4,500 crore is in its nascent stage. It will come up with association of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Information and Technology (DIT). These super-computers will be in different parts of country.”The new supercomputers will be used for research in defense, climate, biology and other research that will need massive number crunching capabilities. These super computers not only can be used by scientists and researchers affiliated to government institutions but it can also be used by those who are associated with the private institutions.
Currently there are only Nine super computers in India, which is very less in comparison to countries like China, USA and Australia. Some of these supercomputers which are been using for research work have a limited way.