With the approval of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of E&IT and L&J, Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney (Secretary, MeitY), Professor Ashutosh Sharma (Secretary, DST) and the recommendation of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a Government of India Initiative, and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) chaired by Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member, Niti Aayog this initiative will put India's leadership on top of global AI supercomputing research and innovation, thanks to the dynamic efforts of Shri Abhishek Das, a young innovative scientist and programme director (HPC-AI Infrastructure Development) at C-DAC for conceiving the idea and designing the architecture of the largest HPC-AI Infrastructure in India.
Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC, stated: "PARAM Siddhi - AI, the state-of-the-art large-scale HPC-AI scalable infrastructure that will be established under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) with support from Niti Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India using NVIDIA Next Generation technology, C-DAC software stack and Cloud platform will play a pivotal role in developing a vibrant ecosystem for research and innovation in science and engineering. With three decades of expertise in AI and augmenting the AI and Language Computing Mission Mode Programme of C-DAC, this infrastructure will accelerate experiments and outcomes for India specific grand challenge problems in Health Care, Education, Energy, Cyber Security, Space, Automotive and Agriculture. It will catalyze partnerships with the Academia, Industry, MSMEs and start-ups."
"NVIDIA is committed to supporting nations across the globe in their mission to advance the frontiers of AI-enabled research", stated Charlie Boyle, General Manager and Vice-President of DGX systems at NVIDIA. "The turnkey NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD architecture is central to helping C-DAC deploy its supercomputer in record time. With this new AI supercomputer, C-DAC will be able to unleash AI innovation at incredible scale to help India address some of its most important challenges now, and in the future."