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IBM partners with C-DAC to enhance High Performance Computing (HPC) in India

Jaya Vishwakarma
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IBM partners with C-DAC

American Technology company IBM has signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to enhance High Performance Computing (HPC) in India.

The partnership aims to foster the growth of India's developer community by focusing on processor design, system design, firmware, and application development, including contributions to open-source initiatives.

The collaboration seeks to leverage IBM's Power processor for HPC applications, targeting startups, MSMEs, research organizations, and academic institutions across India.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar highlights the potential of semiconductors


Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Electronics & IT, and Jal Shakti, highlighted the transformative potential of semiconductors in various industries and the government's ambition to position India as a global semiconductor hub. 

Emphasizing the importance of chip design and intellectual property creation, he mentioned, "We are doubling down on a strategy that includes RISC V and IBM’s Power—these two families will be the Indian families of semiconductors around which we will build multiple applications—microprocessors, IoT among others."

Fostering innovation and skill development

The collaboration between IBM and C-DAC is not just about promoting a processor but building a comprehensive ecosystem for HPC in India. This includes guiding startups and companies in developing reliable HPC systems, co-developing innovations across the technology stack, and conducting capacity-building workshops.

"This collaboration aims to create...a conducive environment. At IBM, we are proud to partner with C-DAC to take the next step towards our continued commitment to enhance India’s digital transformation and economic growth through such technologies," Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India & South Asia, said.

The role of the HPC Working Group

The HPC working group was established under this MoU aims to kick-start the design and development of competitive indigenous processors based on the IBM Power architecture.

The launch is expected to enable rapid learning and knowledge sharing within the indigenous developer community, significantly reducing the time required for multiple design iterations and silicon validation.