Prakash Javadekar at the inauguration of the Super Computer “PARAM-ISHAN”, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on September 19, 2016
Supercomputer to Augment Research Initiatives in India
India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar today launched PARAM-ISHAN supercomputing facility at IIT, Guwahati.
“It is a one of the glad moment to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions,” he said after launching the supercomputer.
Javadekar believes that the IITs are modern temples for development and his government will empower the educational institutes to transform into higher seats of learning with platforms for advanced research.
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He also said that through Make in India and Digital India programs, India is inviting investors, although he did not comment on the status of these programs.
PARAM-ISHAN computer can be used in the application areas like Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetic, Civil Engineering Structures, Nana-block Self Assemble, Optimization etc.
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North East India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which leads to flooding and landslides. PARAM-ISHAN can be used for weather forecasting, climate modeling, and seismic data processing.
Vinay Sheel Oberai, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India; Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Pune; Prof. S.V. Rao, Head, Computer Center, IIT, Guwahati were also present during the occasion.
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