India will have 70 supercomputers by 2022 to help in RnD


  • The supercomputer would have a capacity (speed) of half petaflop to 20 petaflop and can help in defence simulation, computing, biology and material science and earth science,
  • Ashutosh Sharma, secretary of DST, said that these computers will enable high-level research in different fields and government has formed modalities to discuss the project and is expected to take 7 years for the project to complete.
  • The challenges for the project are man power, building both software and hardware infrastructure for this large-scale project and making applications for the supercomputers.

Source: DefenceNews

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