West Bengal Governor inaugurates IIT Kharagpur's PARAM Shakti
India Today (March 27, 2022)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has inaugurated IIT Kharagpur’s PARAM Shakti.
The Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, dedicated to the nation a Petascale Supercomputer PARAM Shakti under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) - a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) on March 27, 2022, at IIT Kharagpur.
PARAM Shakti, a Petascale Supercomputer at IIT Kharagpur dedicated to the nation under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) - a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) was inaugurated on March 27, 2022, by Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor, West Benga
PARAM Shakti supercomputing facility is accelerating the research and development activities in the multidisciplinary domains of computational and data sciences as it provides large-scale computing power to the user community of IIT Kharagpur and neighbouring academic and R&D institutes.
IIT KHARAGPUR MOU
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IIT Kharagpur and the Centre for Development in Advanced Computing (CDAC) in March 2019 to establish this state-of-the-art Supercomputing Facility with 17680 CPU cores along with 44 GPUs.
This facility has pioneered in using RDHX based efficient cooling systems to obtain a high power usage effectiveness. This system has been tested extensively by both IIT Kharagpur and CDAC for commercial, open-source and in-house software pertaining to diversified applications.
IIT Kharagpur has been following the mandate of NSM towards the development of computationally efficient software for supercomputing platforms and applications for large-scale industrial and scientific problems. (Read More) (Watch the recorded event)