The institute has signed up our scientists and researchers to conduct state-of-the-art research in their respective domains and make it one of the world’s leading leaders in supercomputing in the virtual presence of India’s Minister of State for Education, Communications, Electronics. & IT, Government of India Sanjay Dhotre. The institute will provide the necessary infrastructural support for the in-time set-up of the supercomputing facility at IIT Hyderabad.
“This is a big step towards making Digital India, ‘Make in India’ and India an India,” said Dhotre.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, BS Murthy, Director, IIT Hyderabad stated that the objective of this high-performance computing center (HPC) is to solve grand challenges and problems of national importance for the creation of ‘Man Atmanabir Bharat’.
“IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We are the first institute in the country to start a BTech program in AI. With a strong base of around 25 faculties in the AI department, the institute is exploring such opportunities to come up with many more innovations and research achievements in the field, ”said Murthy, adding that the institute also signed an MoU Were. Government of Telangana, which declared the year 2020 as the year of AI.
In addition to AI, IITH will also use HPC in the areas of climate change, multiscale modeling, additive manufacturing, smart mobility, cyber-physical systems and health care. IITH has also identified some specific projects with HPC such as water purification with nanotubes, design and optimization of hypersonic vehicles of outer space, telesurgery with true 3D visualization and 360o national security analytics.