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Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

The Faculty Development Programme(FDP) is planned to deliver key understanding and hands on experience on scientific modeling, high end computation and complex problem solving. The increasing digitization and big data changing the entire landscape of computation and power has been further enhanced with the convergence of AI and machine learning. The FDP shall provide opportunity to understand and apply knowledge to complex computational challenges of modern time like scaling computational resources and rapid data growth. Developing key insight about the digital disruption and shift in the computation paradigm is also the focus area. This will be a plateform for industry and academia luminaries to share best practices and techniques to help realize the potential of these technologies.

FDP is a part of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The mission has been conceptualised and evolved keeping in view the ever increasing computing demand of the scientific and academic community in the country.

NSM is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) through Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. It envisages empowering academic and R&D institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.

  • 6 days, with different ways, exploring new dimensions
  • Expert facilities from various industry
  • National supercomputing program
  • Featured industry talks
  • Hands on with open discussion
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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), is a premier R&D scientific society, setup under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. With its immensely popular PARAM series of supercomputers, C-DAC has marked itself on world map. PARAM series of supercomputers are well known for High Performance Computing (HPC) in the world. C-DAC in collaboration with Intel® and NSM is organizing a five day intervention on “AI, Bigdata & HPC Aligned Applications: A Modern Approach of Computing” for the faculty members who are interested in learning latest developments in computing. As a topic, big data is creating a buzz for last few years. When it comes to utilizing big data, companies employ a technology called Hadoop and its ecosystem, which has become largely synonymous with big data. On the other hand; HPC resides primarily in the domain of government labs, universities and companies in the oil and gas and finance industries. Central to HPC is something called Message Passing Interface (MPI), which allows programs to run across a cluster of computers while still being able to communicate with each other.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. Different areas of C-DAC, had originated at different times, many of which came out as a result of identification of opportunities.
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Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS)

C-DAC's Education and Training programmes are aimed at creating skilled manpower in the country by providing quality training programmes in the field of Electronics and ICT. This activity started almost two decades ago with a humble beginning of training about 20 students per year, but has today grown to an extent of training more than 5000 students per year. It also grew from just one training centre to about 50 training centres across India and has even made its presence in several countries abroad.
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