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DRDO’s supercomputer Dhruva-3 set to open today

Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) state-of-the-art High Performance Computing System DHRUVA-3, at DRDO’s premier laboratory ANURAG, which set to open on Monday, will enable the establishment to work on CFD design for aircraft and air borne systems, simulation of complex systems and stress analysis of materials.

DHRUVA the short form for DRDO’s High performance computer for Very Large Applications is a cluster computing system. It has been developed and evolved by DRDO lab Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) under CHITRA (Centre for High performance computing and Research) centralised computing facility. The facility has been under upgrade since 2011.

ANURAG has also ventured in the development of cutting edge technologies such as Silicon Photonics, indigenization of various System-on-Chip (SOC) configurations and microprocessors. Over the years, it has established state of art facilities for challenges entrusted for mission specific activities.

The minister of state for defence (RRM) Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art high performance computing system ‘DHRUVA-3’, at DRDO’s premier laboratory ANURAG on Monday in Hyderabad.

He will also inaugurate a photo gallery at ‘Vignyana Kancha’ in the august presence of dignitaries amidst silver jubilee celebrations of RCI, another prestigious laboratory of DRDO.

ESL Narasimhan, governor of Andhra Pradesh, and APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, will grace the occasion as guest of honour along with Avinash Chander, SA to RM & secretary Defence Research, VG Sekaran, DS & CCR&D (MSS) and G Satheesh Reddy, director RCI, in celebrating the silver jubilee of RCI.

On the occasion, the state governor will release a souvenir followed by the release of a video marking RCI’s 25 five years of glorious journey by the former President of India.


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