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  • The National Supercomputing Mission was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by connecting them to form a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) .
  • The NKN project is aimed at establishing a strong and robust Indian network which will be capable of providing secure and reliable connectivity.
  • C-DAC has deployed 11 systems at  all the top institute in India.
  • It supports the government's vision of 'Digital India' and 'Make in India' initiatives.
  • The Mission is being jointly steered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • It is implemented by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and the IISc, Bengaluru.

                                   The mission was planned in three phases:

                                   Phase I looking at assembling supercomputers,

                                   Phase II looking at manufacturing certain components within the country.

                                   Phase III where a supercomputer is designed by India.

  • An indigenously developed server platform called ‘Rudra’ is being tried out in a pilot system, with an interconnect for inter node communication called Trinetra also having been developed.