The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the launch of the National Supercomputing Mission, designed to help India leapfrog into the league of world class computing powers.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the launch of the mission that will enable India to leapfrog to the league of world-class computing power nations, an official release said. “We are going to install 73 supercomputers in different parts of the country and all will be linked by a computer grid.
As per the government, implementation of NSM across 70 high-performance computing facilities will bring supercomputing within the reach of the scientific and technology community in the country and provide “significant qualitative and quantitative improvement in research and development” in science and technology.
This is about Rs 4,500 crore scheme in which Rs 2,800 crore will come from the Ministry of Science and Technology and the rest, about Rs 1,700 crore, from my department, IT,” Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.