In order to make a supercomputer, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), has designed and developed Rudra I server.
C-DAC has also signed an MoU with a company to manufacture 7,000 Rudra I servers under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) for various institutions of higher learning and premier research institutions funded by the Government of India.
The agenda is to offer to the industry and the world the technology of its indigenous ‘Rudra I’ server, which is one of the sub-assemblies required for a supercomputer. This major move is aimed at achieving the “true market potential” of Rudra I.
The government now expects to transfer the Rudra I Server technology (ToT) through a licence to companies that can assemble and manufacture and sell it in the market, including the global market, at competitive prices, as per a document reviewed by a news portal. “The market for servers, beyond NSM projects, is very large,” the document says. It says this will help “achieve the true market potential of Rudra I server’s matured technology” and expand it beyond NSM projects.