President Murmu Inaugurates Supercomputer Facility At IIT Guwahati

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday inaugurated a supercomputer facility, ‘Param Kamrupa’ and a laboratory for the design and development of high-power microwave components at IIT Guwahati.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 13 October, 2022 8:25 pm IST

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday inaugurated a supercomputer facility, ‘Param Kamrupa’ and a laboratory for the design and development of high-power microwave components at IIT Guwahati.

She also virtually inaugurated Dhubri Medical College and Hospital in Assam and laid the foundation stones for the National Institute of Virology at Dibrugarh and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).

President Murmu was accompanied by Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union minister Bharati Pravin Pawar, II Guwahati director T G Sitharam and other eminent dignitaries.

 

 

The 838 Teraflops ‘Param Kamrupa’ is a state-of-the-art supercomputer facility set up at IIT Guwahati under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) –  a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The supercomputer facility is equipped with advanced facilities to cater to the computing needs of various scientific and engineering applications. This facility will be of great benefit to IIT Guwahati to carry out research activities in various scientific domains such as Weather and Climate, Bioinformatics, Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Data Science etc. are to name a few.

A portion of the top-of-the-line facility will also be shared with the nearby academic and research institutes according to the mandate of NSM. Overall, this supercomputing facility promises to provide a major boost to the research and development activities to many educational institutes in the entire region.

President Murmu is on a two-days official visit to the northeastern state which is her first visit to Assam after assuming the highest post.

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