'India should devp next-gen super computer'

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Kochi, Oct 15: Stressing the importance of having self-reliant technology, Inventor of PARAM super computer Vijay Bhatkar today said India should take initiative to build the next-generation super computer to be part of the emerging technologies of the world.

Addressing the Students Meet at the National Self Reliance Week Celebrations, Swasraya Bharath-2007, here, Mr Bhatkar said, '' the Government should provide around Rs 1,000 crore to the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to develop the next generation computers, which could undertake 1,000 trillion operations.'' He said with this cutting-edge technology, India would be able to progress in areas like nano-technology, oceonography, advanced space programmes and anthropology.

'' Only three countries, the US, Japan and China have the potential to develop this super computer and India must be in the elite group within the next three years,'' said Mr Bhatkar, who is the founder Executive Director of C-DAC.

'' It is important to have self-reliant technology instead of borrowing it from other countries, as there is a chance of the technology being denied in emergency situations like war or political instability,'' he said.

He also urged the student community to work together for the future of the nation and make India the numero uno country in the world by 2047.

The participants for the celebrations, which concludes today, included Department of Atomic Energy, Defence Research and Development Organisation, ISRO, Ministry of Health, C-DAC, ICAR and Kerala State Council for Science&Technology.


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