Third Phase of NSM to commence from January

The DST - Department of Science and Technology has announced on October 21, 2020, that the third phase of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
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Updated: Nov 04, 2020 08:38:17 am

Third Phase of NSM to commence from January

23 October 2020 Current Affairs:

The DST - Department of Science and Technology has announced on October 21, 2020, that the third phase of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) under the Ministry of Science and Technology will commence in January 2021. The 3rd phase of the mission will increase the computing speed to 45 Petaflops (PF).

Background:
C - DAC - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing  & the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) signed an agreement with the leading institutes of India on October 12, 2020. By this agreement, manufacturing units and assembly units of supercomputers will be established in the Premier Institutes of the country. This is regarded as a significant step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The mission is done in a phased manner. 

Three phases:
1st Phase - Supercomputing speed of 6.6 Petaflops (PF) was achieved.
2nd Phase - Supercomputing speed of 10 Petaflops (PF) was achieved.
3rd Phase - Supercomputing speed will be 45 Petaflops (PF), and it will commence from 2021, January. 

Indian Supercomputers:
The 1st supercomputer to be assembled indigenously under the National supercomputing mission (NSM) was Param Shivay. That was installed in IIT Bhubaneswar.  Param Shakti and Param Brahma were other supercomputers under the task and were installed at IIT Kharagpur and IISER Pune respectively.

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