IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with C-DAC to establish a state-of-the-art facility – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT H) will be collaborating with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C- DAC) to set up a state-of-the-art facility under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) for the research and development activities.

An MoU has been signed by the institute to enable our scientists and researchers to carry out cutting-edge research in their respective domains and make India one of the world leaders in Supercomputing in the virtual presence of the Minister of State for Education, Communications, Electronics & IT, Government of India Sanjay Dhotre. The Institute will provide necessary infrastructural support for the in-time set-up of the supercomputing facility at IIT Hyderabad.

“It is a great step in the direction of digital India,’ ‘Make in India’ and making atmanibhar Bharat,” said Dhotre.

Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, BS Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said that the purpose of this High-Performance Computing Centre (HPC) is to solve grand challenges and problems of National Importance to build ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

“IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We are the first Institute in the country to launch a B Tech Programme in AI. With a strong base of close to 25 faculty in the Department of AI, the institute is looking forward to such opportunities to come up with many more innovations and research achievements in the field,” said Murty adding that the institute had also signed an MoU with Telangana government, which declared the year 2020 as the year of AI.

In addition to AI, IITH will also be using the HPC in the fields of Climate Change, multiscale modelling, additive manufacturing, smart mobility, cyber-physical systems and health care. IITH has also identified a few specific projects with HPC such as water purification with nanotubes, design & optimization of outer-space Hypersonic Vehicle, telesurgery with true 3D visualization, and 360o National Security Analytics.

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