Pune, Dec 27, 2001
attending the National Children's Science Congress 2001
visited C-DAC's National PARAM Supercomputing Facility (NPSF)
was to provide the students with an insight of NPSF
and its expertise.
initiative of the organizers of the National Children's
Science Congress 2001, Shri. R.K. Arora, Executive Director,
C-DAC said, "C-DAC appreciates the efforts and would
like to participate in programs to develop and nurture
scientific proclivity of the youth". "Participating
students from all over the country will be given an
opportunity to get a glimpse of the activities of C-DAC
and interact with our scientists during the period of
the Congress," he added.
were taken around NPSF and briefed on the activities
C-DAC and NPSF. NPSF offered the students a rare opportunity
to see the PARAM series of supercomputers developed
and designed by C-DAC. This included C-DAC's PARAM
10000, having a peak computing power of 100 GFlop
with an architecture scalable to Teraflop range.
showed a keen interest in understanding and recognizing
the applications of supercomputers, which was simplified
through demonstrations on Touch Screen Kiosks and briefings
by the scientists of C-DAC.
C-DAC has always
been at the forefront in its attempt to share and impart
knowledge to the youth in India. In recent times C-DAC
has installed the PARAM 10000 at twelve premier institutes
across India. One of the objectives of the NPSF has
been to provide facilities to institutions / organizations
primarily within India for fulfilling their computational
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