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February 9, 2011

SuperComputer to be used for Research in Agriculture

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C-DAC with ten centres in major Indian cities,”is now assisting the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in establishing a national agricultural bioinformatics grid”

This initiative, the first of its kind in India, will help scientists enhance agricultural productivity and also address problems like food security. As part of the project, a three-day training-cum-workshop programme on ‘Parallel and High Performance Computing’ began on Monday 7.

The workshop will provide an insight into the different aspects of high performance computing (HPC) with the goal of capability building in solving complex problems in agriculture and biotechnology. Speaking to DNA, Goldi Misra, group coordinator and head, HPC Solutions Group, C-DAC, said the use of HPC would help scientists address the problem of food scarcity at the grass-root level. Full article.

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