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WB Governor unveiled PARAM Shakti, a petascale supercomputer at IIT Kharagpur

The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a collaborative project of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Department of Science and Technology, has dedicated PARAM Shakti, a Petascale Supercomputer, to the country at IIT Kharagpur (DST).

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KEY POINTS:

  • Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honourable Governor of West Bengal, inaugurated the supercomputer on March 27, 2022.
  • The PARAM Shakti supercomputing facility is advancing research and development efforts in diverse disciplines of computational and data sciences.
  • In March 2019, IIT Kharagpur and the Centre for Development in Advanced Computing (CDAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop this state-of-the-art Supercomputing Facility with 17680 CPU cores and 44 GPUs.
  • This facility was the first to use an RDHX-based efficient cooling system to achieve great power efficiency.

Both IIT Kharagpur and CDAC have thoroughly tested this system for commercial, open-source, and in-house software in a variety of applications.

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