HPC and semicon developments announced at CDAC Pune

07th February 2023
HPC and semicon developments announced at CDAC Pune

Pune, February 7 2023:  In  interfaces last week with  local media , the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)   announced several successful initiatives in the area of high performance computing and semiconductor design.
CDAC and  the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) have signed an MOU to  set up a 1 peta flop computing facility for conducting real-time  search for FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) and pulsars. The system to be funded  by the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) will  be based on the indigenous Rudra server developed by C-DAC. The successful execution of this project will enable, high-impact science in time-domain astronomy with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT).
C-DAC has signed a contract with VVDN Technologies for the manufacturing of C-DAC’s Rudra servers. These servers will be used in the upcoming PARAM series of supercomputers to be built under NSM.
C-DAC has a target to achieve 64 PetaFlops of cumulative computing power across the nation by the end of the year 2024.  Out of this around 40PF computing power will be based on the indigenously developed Rudra servers being manufactured in India. Supercomputing systems with cumulative computing power of 24 PetaFlops have already been deployed at various premier academic institutions across the nation, a CDAC official said.
Microprocessor developments
C-DAC claims significant progress in the development of the Vega series of microprocessors (dual core, quad core). The first one a 32-bit embedded processor  will be useful in  applications like Smart Energy Meter, IoT devices, Multimedia Processing, AR/VR etc. It is a low power, low footprint and low-cost chip which could be deployed for wider applications.
C-DAC has also developed another microprocessor Teja, which is a high-end 64-bit chip 180-nanometer technology. This is being fabricated at the semiconductor  foundry in Chandigarh.
In the absence of formal release of information by CDAC, we have depended on the following sources: Times of India, Hindustan Times, Financial Express