Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Supercomputing Mission (NSM):
1. The mission aims to connect research and academic institutions to a supercomputing grid all over the country.
2. Param Shakti supercomputer was set up under phase I of this mission?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Both statements are correct 

About National Super Computing Mission(NSM): 

  • Firstly, the government launched the National Super Computing Mission in 2015. 
  • Secondly, the aim is to connect research and academic institutions to a Supercomputing grid all over the country. The grid consists of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities, It will increase the research capacities and capabilities in the country. 
  • Thirdly, these supercomputers will also be networked on the National Supercomputing grid over the National Knowledge Network (NKN). The NKN is another program of the government. NKN connects academic institutions and R&D labs over a high-speed network. 
  • Implementing Agency: Department of Science and Technology and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. 
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