Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

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Coordinates: 18°33′06″N 73°49′26″E / 18.551747°N 73.823750°E / 18.551747; 73.823750

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
C-DAC Logo
Established 1988
Field of research
High Performance Computing, Multi-lingual Computing, Professional Electronics, Software Technologies, Health Informatics, Education
Director Rajat Moona
Address Pune University Campus,
Ganesh Khind,
Pune - 411 007,
Maharashtra, India
Location Pune, India(Headquarters)
Nickname C-DAC
Operating agency
Department of Electronics and Information Technology, India
Website cdac.in

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a research and development organization under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, India. The National Centre for Software Technology (NCST), ER&DCI and CEDTI were merged into C-DAC in 2003.[1][2]

History[edit]

After being denied Cray supercomputers[3] as a result of a technology embargo, India started a program to develop an indigenous supercomputer in collaboration with Russia.[4][5] Supercomputers were considered a double edged weapon capable of assisting in the development of nuclear weapons.[6] For the purpose of achieving self-sufficiency in the field, C-DAC was established by the Department of Electronics in 1988. Vijay Bhatkar was hired as the Director of C-DAC.[3] The project was given an initial run of 3 years and an initial funding of INR30,00,00,000 as the same amount of money and time was usually expended to secure the purchase of a supercomputer from the US.[3] In 1990, a prototype was produced and was benchmarked at the 1990 Zurich Supercomputering Show (CONPAR 1990?). It surpassed most other systems, placing second after US.[3]

The final result of the effort was the PARAM 8000, which was installed in 1991.[7] It is considered India's first supercomputer.

Research Activities[edit]

Originally established to research and assemble High Performance Computers, the research of C-DAC has spread to

Branches[edit]

Education and Training[edit]

C-DAC provides several courses in the field of advanced computing and software development. Among these are the htc certification course C-DAC Certified HPC Professional Certification Programme (CCHPCP).[19] CDAC organises advanced computing diploma programmes through the Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) located all over India. The PG Diploma courses include specialisations in Embedded System Design, VLSI, etc.[20]

Products and Developments[edit]

Notable Researchers and Alumnus[edit]

  • Vijay P. Bhatkar, founding director, recipient of Padma Shri award[25]
  • Rajkumar Buyya, professor at Melbourne University, formerly worked as a Senior Scientist at C-DAC Bangalore[26]
  • Srinivasan Ramani, contributed in bringing the internet to India in 1987 through the academic network ERNET,[27] served as an adviser on UN ICT Task Force, and was the first director of HP Labs, India[28]
  • Sudhir P. Mudur, former director of C-DAC, current head of Computer Science Department, Concordia University.[29]
  • T M Vijayaraman, head of Persistent Systems's research, formerly worked at C-DAC Mumbai.[30]

Notable Awards and Accolades[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Beary, Habib (1 April 2003). "India unveils huge supercomputer". BBC News. "India began developing supercomputers in the late 1980s after being refused one by the US." 
  6. ^ Nolan, Janne E. (1994). Global engagement: cooperation and security in the 21st century. p. 532. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Rajaraman, V. (1999). Super Computers (1st ed.). Universities Press. p. 75. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "C-DAC Pune". Cdac.in. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  9. ^ "C-DAC Bangalore". Cdacbangalore.in. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  10. ^ "C-DAC Chennai". Cdacchennai.in. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  11. ^ "C-DAC Delhi". Cdac.in. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  12. ^ "C-DAC Kolkata". Cdackolkata.in. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  13. ^ "C-DAC Mohali". Cdacmohali.in. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  14. ^ "C-DAC Mumbai". Cdacmumbai.in. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  15. ^ "C-DAC Noida". Cdacnoida.in. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  16. ^ "C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram". Cdactvm.in. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  17. ^ "C-DAC Training School". Acts.cdac.in. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  18. ^ "C-DAC School of Advance Computing Mauritius". http://www.csac.mu//. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  19. ^ a b c "C-DAC launches country's first HPC certification in high performance computing". The Times of India. 8 September. Retrieved 16 September. "The certification will be called the 'C-DAC Certified HPC Professional Certification Programme' (CCHPCP) and the exam will be conducted online every quarterly, on the lines of software programming certifications. There won't be any eligibility requirements to appear for the certification, and the paper will contain objective questions." 
  20. ^ "CDAC ACTS homepage". Acts.cdac.in. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  21. ^ "Garuda, the nationwide computer grid, takes wing". Livemint. 18 Dec 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "GARUDA". CTWatch. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "C-DAC launches computing tools". Sakal Times. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  24. ^ "Darpan". CDAC. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "List of Padma Shri award recipients". Government of India. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  26. ^ "Home Page of Professor Dr. Rajkumar Buyya". Retrieved "29 December 2013". 
  27. ^ "Srinivasan Ramani: Innovating for India". HP Labs. February 2002. Retrieved 15 September 2011. "He played a pioneering role in bringing the first Internet connection to India in the 1980s" 
  28. ^ "HP Labs India: Past Directors". Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Faculty: Mudur, Sudhir P.". Concordia University. Retrieved "15 September 2011". 
  30. ^ "About: Management Team". Persistent Systems. Retrieved "15 September 2011". 
  31. ^ "Mobile Tele-Ophthalmology Units".  Manthan Awards 2013
  32. ^ "e-SafeT". - Manthan Awards 2013
  33. ^ "ONAMA".  - Manthan Awards 2013
  34. ^ "Interactive Museum : e-Culture and Heritage".  Manthan Awards 2012
  35. ^ "Megh Sushrut : e-Health". - Manthan Awards 2013
  36. ^ "National e-Governance Service Delivery Gateway : e-Infrastructure".  - Manthan Awards 2012