“Great nations are not built on borrowed technology.”
C-DAC with its focus in Advanced Computing is uniquely positioned to establish dependable and secure Exascale Ecosystem offering services in various domains. Dr.Hemant Darbari Director General C-DAC
Techconclave”19 hosted by CDAC
· CDAC TechConclave 2019 inaugurated at the hands of Padmabhushan Dr.Vijay Bhatkar. Dr. Hemant Darbari (Director General, C-DAC), Col. Asheet Kumar Nath (Retd.) (Executive Director, C-DAC Pune).
· In Techconclave”19 international speakers & exhibitors are from companies like INTEL, ATOS, MELLANOX, DDN, NVIDIA, NETAPP.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) arranged two days Technology Conclave TechConclave2019 started from today at Pune. In TechConclave2019 the emerging areas of Advanced Computing with major thrust on Exascale Computing, Microprocessor and Quantum Computing, AI & Language Computing, IoE and Dependable and Secure Computing and Next Generation Applied Computing. 2-day Technology Conclave at Innovation Park, Panchawati Rd, Mansarovar, Panchawati, Pashan, Pune. On various subjects lectures took place between 8.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Exhibition Timings (in Hrs.): 10.45 – 12.15; 14.45-20.00
C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) has become synonymous with supercomputers. CDAC means- any computing environment which makes use of advanced tools, high computational speeds and efficiency to support researchers in different fields such as scientific R & D, weather forecasting, missile simulation, space science, pharmaceutical research and much more to come and research is continuous process.
The inaugural function of the event took place at the hands of Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar (Chairman, C-DAC Technical Advisory Committee), Dr. Hemant Darbari (Director General, C-DAC), Col. Asheet Kumar Nath (Retd.) (Executive Director, C-DAC Pune).
On this occasion Padma bhushan Dr.Vijay Bhatkar renowned Indian computer scientist, IT leader and educationalist. Shared his knowledge,”Exascale Computers will definitely help India to scale new heights in technology and other fields. He highlighted that the future of high-performance computing lies in Exascale Computing. From ancient times like 1000 of years India is been agro based economy , we were predominantly called agricultural country , today we see with rise of Information technology we are called as agroknowledge based economy , I am happy to share that from agricultural economy to Knowledge based economy C-DAC has played vital role in this transformation. Income from IT sector were 8 to 9% of GDP because of this transformation in technology we are reaching to 18 to 20 % of GDP.
Dr. Hemant Darbari Director General- C-DAC said ,” C-DAC has attained a vantage position in the area of ICTE through its applied pioneering research in the last three decades in various domains in the ever-vibrant global landscape, which includes high impact initiatives such as National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), Mission for Developing Digitally Inclusive and Smart Community (DISC) with focus on Agriculture, Health and Education, Language Technology Applications including Machine Translation, Cross–Lingual Information Access, Speech Technology, Professional Electronics Technologies like Microcontroller & DSP, Strategic Electronics, Wireless & Broadband and Agriculture & Medical Electronics, Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics including End System Security, SCADA & Network Security, Cryptanalysis, Steganography and Computer & Cloud Forensics applications and major Bio-Informatics applications including Cancer Research using Artificial Intelligence are a few to mention.
Some other tenacious endeavors translated into high impact initiatives are National Supercomputing Mission, Centre for Excellence in Cyber Forensics, Health Information Solutions, MANTRA-RajyaSabha and National Virtual Library of India (NVLI). PARAM Shavak-‘Supercomputing-in-a-box’ has proved to be a revolutionary game-changer in creation of HPC culture in academia and scientific community alike; e-Sign – Online Digital Signing Service has been adopted by various Government and private agencies, Mobile Seva has integrated more than 4000 Government departments; PANOROMA has enabled GIS based visualization and forecast for maritime sector; roll out of citizen centric eservices for Election Commission of India; transparent automated process for EPFO and development of indigenous microprocessor through the Microprocessor Development Program (MDP) and implementation of trailblazing National Emergency Response System have evoked unprecedented response across the country.
Col. Asheet Kumar Nath (Retd.) (Executive Director, C-DAC Pune) said at the event,” C DAC is having huge reservoir of qualified manpower spanning across vast spectrum of multidisciplinary areas which is devoted to the development of products and technologies addressing our country’s governance , defense and industrial concerns. These areas being often non monopolistic products have to be developed in competition with international commercial players incorporating better technical specifications at lower costs and higher reliability.”