CDAC Plans To Invest Rs 25 cr For Research

New Delhi, December 22: | Updated: Dec 23 2002, 05:30am hrs
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), the developer of Indias indigenous supercomputer Param, is planning to invest up to Rs 25 crore in the next one year on research and development activities.

We expect to invest between Rs 20 crore to Rs 25 crore on research and development work. More than half of this amount would be supported by the Government, CDAC, executive director RK Arora told here. Mr Arora said that CDAC expected to clock Rs 85 crore by March 31, 2003, as compared to Rs 70 crore as on March 31, 2002. It is pertinent to mention here that CDAC has recently completed development of PARAM-Padma supercomputer which has the capability to perform one trillion calculations per second.

We have completed development work on PARAM Padma, which is more powerful than the current PARAM 10000. We are now working on more applications. The new supercomputer which is showcased in Param facility Bangalore would be launched soon, he said.

With this, India would enter the tera flop league of nations and would be amongst the few to have developed tera flop system (having the ability to perform one trillion calculations per second) indigenously.