DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
● PARAM Shakti, a Petascale Supercomputer at IIT Kharagpur, has been dedicated to the nation under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
● PARAM Shakti supercomputing facility is accelerating the research and development activities in multidisciplinary domains of computational and data sciences.
● National Supercomputing Mission is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).
● 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.