The National Supercomputing Mission (SM), has a wide goal ahead, with loads of improvement and career opportunity carved with technological development, advancement, upliftment, and rise in the technology and skills. This has lead Indians to dream, plan, work, develop, and deploy the greatest of their works.
The proposal of the Government of India- NSM aims to create seventy supercomputers that would connect and advance various fields ranging from education to defense. This has made us capable of standing on our own, think, and develop. With this agenda and the power of Artificial Intelligence, we are now a technically advanced nation. But it requires consistent will and technical achievement to maintain that flame and one of the biggest achievements in the domain of supercomputers and artificial intelligence is the — Param Siddhi AI.
A great achievement of India, launched on 16th November 2020, under the goals of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), is a high-performance supercomputing computer that is based on Artificial Intelligence.
The globally ranked, 63 out of 500, top powerful supercomputer — Param Siddhi AI is the most powerful and non-distributed computer system that can be applied to various domains. It ranges from astrophysics to computational chemistry and various advanced materials. It is one of the biggest boons at the time of this pandemic. One of the biggest disadvantages of COVID-19 is the reduction in the quickness of any particular thing that one has to do, it may be a human or a machine.
In a century with growing datasets, statistical models, and the need to sort them and get visualizations for further training or data analysis, we require supercomputers embedded with the power of Artificial Intelligence for fast and accurate computing with the ability to think and work like humans, i.e., the machine should be able to evaluate the result itself by evaluating the data provided and drawing proper patterns and trends from the data.
Under the NSM, there are many domains of concern like weather forecasting, food supply, natural disaster, and much more for various states and cities. The main aim is to make India self-sufficient on the grounds of technology in almost all the sectors for better future prediction and development so that we would be able to prepare for future risks and would have sufficient facilities available to manage situations like COVID-19.
This project is a boon for start-ups and MSMEs particularly. Here, we are pacing towards progress to fight against the pandemic — COVID 19 through various forecasting and prevention methods. It has a vast domain of computational chemistry, physics, mathematics various geo-exploration packages, and forecasting techniques. This helps in the prediction of various things like weather, oil price trends, and much more. Hence, it has its influence over all the factors on which the rise of the market depends along with the capability of forecasting future patterns and trends. This helps in proper planning and management of resources at the initial level so that in the coming future everyone would be prepared to tackle such situations.
Param Siddhi, the supercomputer, was developed with the help of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under NSM, which has initiated this project. It comes with the Rpeak of 5.267 and has 4.6 Petaflops Rmax.