The government of India is planning to setup 70 supercomputers in the country to accelerate research work in various fields including weather and defense.
The supercomputers will have a varying speed of operations from 0.5 to 20 petaflops. As the work progresses, the newer supercomputing machines will even operate at 50 petaflops.
The project will be jointly handled by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Information and Technology (DIT) and the total cost of the project in its early stages has been predicted to be about Rs. 4500 crores. This will be located at different parts of the country.