India will be having its indigenous supercomputers by August 2017. The government has allocated Rs 4,500-crore towards this ambitious program.
The plan of the National Supercomputing Mission proposes to build 80 supercomputers in the next seven years. This will usher India into a group of nations such as US, Japan, China and the European Union that have made progress in the field.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) is handling the project.
The supercomputers would be placed across different institutions in the country, and they can be used for a variety of purposes like climate modelling, weather forecast and discoveries of drugs among others.