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HYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Hyderabad will collaborate with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a state-of-the-art facility under the National Supercomputing Mission for research and development activities.
An MoU has been signed by the institute, to enable scientists and researchers to carry out cutting-edge research in their respective domains and make India one of the world leaders in Supercomputing, in the virtual presence of Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for education, communications, electronics & IT. “It is a great step in the direction of digital India, ‘Make in India’ and making Atmanibhar Bharat,” said Dhotre.
BS Murty, director, IIT-H, said that the purpose of this High-Performance Computing Centre (HPC) is to solve grand challenges and problems of national importance to build Atmanirbhar Bharat.
“IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We are the first institute in the country to launch a B Tech program in AI. With a strong base of close to 25 faculty in the department of AI, the institute is looking forward to such opportunities to come up with many more innovations and research achievements in the field,” said Murty. He aded that the institute had also signed an MoU with the Telangana government, which declared 2020 as the year of AI.
Source – TOI