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The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) is being steered jointly by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and the Department of Science and Technology being implemented by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) , Bangalore. For realizing the goal of developing indigenous supercomputing ecosystem in the nation, the four major pillars of the NSM Infrastructure, Applications, R&D, HRD have been functioning efficiently.

Under the build approach of the Mission, C-DAC has been entrusted with the responsibility to design, development, and commissioning of the supercomputing systems.


  • The mission plans to build and deploy 24 facilities along with cumulative computing power of more than 64 Petaflops.
  • C-DAC till now has deployed 11 systems at IISc, IITs, IISER Pune, JNCASR, NABI-Mohali along with C-DAC under NSM Phase-1 and Phase-2 with a cumulative computing power of more than 20 Petaflops.
  • Till date a total of 36 lakhs computational jobs have been completed successfully by around 3600 researchers across the nation on the NSM systems.
  • At various institutes across India, the installed supercomputer infrastructure has helped the R&D community for achieving major milestones, objectives, and products w. r. t scientific and societal applications.
  • C-DAC under the build approach mechanism is building an indigenous supercomputing ecosystem in a phased manner leading to indigenously designed and manufactured supercomputers.
  • C-DAC has designed and developed India՚s first indigenous server “Rudra” and high-speed interconnect “Trinetra” as the major sub-assemblies required for supercomputers.

Large-Scale Applications Being Developed under NSM

NSM Platform for Genomics and Drug Discovery.

Urban Modelling

Science Based Decision Support Framework for addressing Urban Environment issues such as that of Meteorology, Hydrology and Air Quality.

Early Warning and Prediction System

River Basins of India to get Flood Early Warning and Prediction System.

Software Suite

HPC Software Suite for Seismic Imaging for aiding Oil and Gas Exploration.


Telecom Network Optimization.

Way Forward

  • Supercomputer deployed by NSM at IIT Roorkee is having a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops.
  • Inaugurated on 7th March 2022.
  • An important step towards Make in India initiative of the Government of India.
  • This system has been designed and commissioned by C-DAC under Phase 2 of the build approach of the NSM.
  • The substantial components utilized for building this system are manufactured and assembled with India itself along with an indigenous software stack developed by C-DAC.
  • The research and development activities would be accelerated by the availability of such a supercomputer in multidisciplinary domains of science and engineering.
  • Focus is upon providing computational power to the user community of IIT Roorkee and the neighbouring academic institutions.

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