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India’s First Ever AI Supercomputer To Be Set Up In CEERI, Delhi

India’s First Ever AI Supercomputer To Be Set Up In CEERI, Delhi

Prajakta Hebbar

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined hands with US-based chip designer NVIDIA to set up a Centre of Excellence at Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) in New Delhi. This centre will house India’s first ever supercomputer.

According to a newswire, the CEERI-Nvidia Centre of Excellence (CNCoE) will house a five-petaflop AI supercomputer — India’s first industrial AI supercomputer. It is made up of five NVIDIA DGX-1 workstations.

Each one of these workstations costs a whopping $129,000.

Vishal Dhupar, managing director, Nvidia South Asia, shared on social media, “Happy to have signed an MoU that brings together @CSIRCEERI and @nvidia to set up CEERI-NVIDIA CoE, that will combine cutting-edge reach in India with our AI compute power (sic).”

“This CNCoE is significant because it brings together NVIDIA’s cutting-edge AI platform with vast industrial scientific research expertise and capability from CSIR-CEERI… This combination will enable researchers and industry across the country to advance their AI systems development,” he said.

The centre will offer the industry a complete design and implementation environment for the development of artificial intelligence-based products and applications.

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NVIDIA India shared on their official Facebook page:

CNCoE will provide a platform to create solutions for some of the most important problems faced in India. Santanu Chaudhury, director at CSIR-CEERI added that the facility had the potential to evoke a new culture of AI-based cutting-edge innovations in a variety of domains.

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“Healthcare, natural resource management, food production, security and transportation are some of the areas that can be helped by exploiting multi-dimensional knowledge base available with CSIR and other research organisations in the country,” he added.

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