HPC Initiatives in India
Workshop: ATIP Workshop on International Exascale and Next-Generation Computing Programs
Abstract: In this talk we present the High Performance Computing (HPC) scenario in India and (new) initiatives taken. It will also cover the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), an initiative by Government of India, jointly funded by the Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The objectives of this mission are manyfold: create a number of state-of-the-art supercomputing centers, connected by a powerful network, to meet the HPC demands of researchers in the national academic and R&D institutions; develop a number of supercomputing application packages and advancement in several areas of science and engineering; create a large pool of highly skilled manpower in supercomputing; and initiate R&D activities for next generation HPC Systems. In addition, the talk will also cover the plans and initiatives of other national organizations such as the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.