November 29, 2020

C-DAC to fee India’s quickest HPC-AI Supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ with NVIDIA



PUNE: NVIDIA mentioned on Monday that the Centre for Growth of Superior Computing (C-DAC) will fee India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer, ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’.

This initiative will put India among the many prime international locations in world AI supercomputing analysis and innovation, it mentioned.

The initiative has been spearheaded by Abhishek Das, Scientist and Program Director (HPC-AI Infrastructure Growth) at C-DAC, who conceived the thought and designed the structure for the biggest HPC-AI infrastructure in India.

It was accepted by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister of Electronics and IT and Regulation & Justice; Ajay Prakash Sawhney (Secretary, MeitY), Prof Ashutosh Sharma (Secretary, DST) and advice of Nationwide Supercomputing Mission (NSM – a authorities initiative) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) chaired by Dr V Ok Saraswat, Member, Niti Aayog.

The supercomputer can have 210 AI Petaflops (6.5 Petaflops Peak DP) and will probably be primarily based on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD reference structure comprising 42 NVIDIA DGX A100 methods, related with NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand networking together with indigenously developed HPC-AI engine, Software program Frameworks, Cloud Platform by C-DAC.

Dr Hemant Darbari, Director Common, C-DAC mentioned that PARAM Siddhi – AI, a large-scale HPC-AI scalable infrastructure will probably be established underneath NSM at C-DAC, with help from Niti Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Division of Science and Know-how, and the central authorities. It’ll use NVIDIA Subsequent Technology expertise, C-DAC software program stack and Cloud platform.

“It’ll play a pivotal function in creating a vibrant ecosystem for analysis and innovation in science and engineering. With three a long time of experience in AI and augmenting the AI and Language Computing Mission Mode Program of C-DAC, this infrastructure will speed up experiments and outcomes for India particular grand problem issues in Well being Care, Training, Vitality, Cyber Safety, House, Automotive and Agriculture. It’ll catalyze partnerships with the Academia, Trade, MSMEs and Begin-ups,” he mentioned.

“NVIDIA is dedicated to supporting nations throughout the globe of their mission to advance the frontiers of AI-enabled analysis,” mentioned Charlie Boyle, Common Supervisor and Vice-President of DGX methods at NVIDIA. “The turnkey NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD structure is central to serving to C-DAC deploy its supercomputer in document time. With this new AI supercomputer, C-DAC will be capable to unleash AI innovation at unimaginable scale to assist India deal with a few of its most vital challenges now, and sooner or later”.