back to article India signs local server-maker to build nodes for home-grown supercomputers

India's ambition to become self-sufficient in hardware has taken a small step forward after the nation's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) contracted a local manufacturer to build the designed-in-India servers for a future supercomputer project. The manufacturer is called VVDN Technologies and last week it …

  1. thames

    From what little I've been able to find out about it, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) are the designers and VVDN are just the contract manufacturer. VVDN were selected as they have the necessary manufacturing facilities.

    The Rudra supercomputer will use dual socket Intel CPU servers with GPU acceleration, and an interconnect system called "Trinetra".

    The individual servers are intended to also be as the basis for conventional stand alone commercial servers. The intention seems to be more that of using the HPC project to help advance India's commercial server manufacturing capacity rather than trying to be at the bleeding edge of supercomputers.

    In other worlds, it's part of their economic development program, and should be evaluated in light of that.

  2. Bitsminer Silver badge


    Delivering dozens of small HPC machines is for training students and researchers.

    In a few years there will be hundreds if not thousands of people capable of effectively simulating whatever you like. From galaxies to gaming to guns. Spacecraft. Smartphones.

    Then you might see India performing at a very high level of manufacturing and tech.

    It's not a bad way to seed an economy.

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