Published By : 22 Nov 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
As per India’s Rs 4500 crore National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), European IT Service Firm Atos has been recently selected for developing supercomputers. The three year tender is given to build these high performance computer (HPC) had been put forth by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in February this year.
During this three years contract, Atos will utilize its Direct Liquid Cooled BullSequana supercomputers.
The director of C-DAC also stated that this contract will simultaneously run in three different phases as per NSM. In Phase one process the company will be assembling three computer at the cost of 68 Crore and in Phase two process it will assemble collective of 10 petaflop, as the overall final number of computer is yet to be decided.
The work of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) is segmented into key trajectories which is buy and built, headed by C-DAC and IISC Bangalore. However, Atos has gained contract for built section of the NSM in which the company will jointly work with the C-DAC on all three section of the project. Additionally, the work in all three phase will start together, but the delivery period of the project will differ.
The delivery set of the first supercomputer will majorly depend on the data centers prepared by the institutes. In addition, though C-DAC has already floated the tender, it is still not decided who will bag.
NSM aims to Provide Exact Weather Forecast through Advance Process
Atos has significant presence across the globe in the high performance computing occupation under the Bull Brand. In September, the company has unveiled its most efficient super computer in Germany with computer power of 12 Petaflops. Therefore, making it the most powerful supercomputer across the globe. The company has established supercomputer’s server design centre in Bnegaluru in which the company will work closely with C-DAC on various stages of the project.
The high performance of the computer is necessary for the India to mark certain progress in field of IT services ranging from detecting the exact weather forecast to the bioinformatics and drug discovery to astrophysics.
With the need to influence India’s ranking in global supercomputing, the NSM has announced these projects. The main motive behind the project is to develop 73 supercomputers for research and educational institution in India. This project will further help disaster management department.