Graphics giant Nvidia on Monday said that India's largest high performance computing-Artificial Intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer PARAM Siddhi-AI will use its technology along with indigenously developed HPC-AI engine, software frameworks and Cloud platform by the country's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
Nvidia said that the supercomputer will be based on its DGX SuperPOD reference architecture, a turnkey AI infrastructure, making it possible for organisations to install powerful AI supercomputers with extraordinary speed -- in many cases in just a few weeks' time.
"Nvidia is committed to supporting nations across the globe in their mission to advance the frontiers of AI-enabled research," Charlie Boyle, General Manager and Vice-President of DGX systems at Nvidia, said in a statement.
"The turnkey Nvidia DGX SuperPOD architecture is central to helping C-DAC deploy its supercomputer in record time. With this new AI supercomputer, C-DAC will be able to unleash AI innovation at incredible scale to help India address some of its most important challenges now, and in the future".
C-DAC said that the PARAM Siddhi-AI scalable infrastructure will accelerate experiments and outcomes for India-specific grand challenge problems in healthcare, education, energy, cybersecurity, space, automotive and agriculture.
PARAM Siddhi-AI will play a pivotal role in developing a vibrant ecosystem for research and innovation in science and engineering, it said.
"It will catalyse partnerships with academia, industry, MSMEs and startups," said Hemant Darbari, Director General, C-DAC.