In order to be at par with international standards in AI (Artificial intelligence) supercomputing research and innovation, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will commission India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer, ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’.
- The initiative was headed by Abhishek Das, Scientist and Program Director (HPC-AI Infrastructure Development) at C-DAC, who conceived the idea and designed the architecture for the largest HPC-AI infrastructure in India.
About PARAM Siddhi – AI:
It will have 210 AI Petaflops (6.5 Petaflops Peak DP) and will be based on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD reference architecture comprising 42 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, connected with NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand networking along with indigenously developed HPC-AI engine, Software Frameworks, Cloud Platform by C-DAC.
–The supercomputer was approved by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Electronics and IT (Information Technology)- MeitY and Law & Justice; Ajay Prakash Sawhney (Secretary, MeitY), Prof Ashutosh Sharma (Secretary, DST) and recommendation of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) chaired by Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Member, Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog.
–A large-scale High-Performance Computing (HPC)-AI scalable infrastructure will be established under NSM at C-DAC, with support from Niti Aayog, MeitY, Department of Science and Technology, and the central government.
–It will use NVIDIA Next Generation technology, C-DAC software stack and Cloud platform.
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