As a follow-up to the digital initiatives of India, India, and France signed a three-year and three-year contract for the use of supercomputers for academic and research institutions in the country by Rs. 4,500.
In response to India’s digital initiatives, India and France signed a 3-year contract worth Rs. 4,500 for supercomputers on Saturday to be used by academic and research institutions in the country.
The two countries also decided to launch projects in Africa, particularly in the area of sustainable development in the framework of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and have adopted the status of progress for the implementation of the agreement on Industrial Perspectives of the Jaitapur Power Plant.
The announcement was made at the joint press meeting after talks with French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, and Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Work at the Jaitapur power plant”.
It will start as soon as possible and both parties have made considerable progress in the implementation of the “Road to the Future” agreement signed in 2018 between NPCIL and EDF (Electricity of France), a company producing electricity of nuclear origin).
Earlier in the day, an agreement was signed with the European Information Technology Corporation (“Center for the Development of Advanced Computing”) based in Europe for the design, construction and installation of the BullSequana supercomputer.
The delivery of the BullSequana supercomputers, which will start next year, is expected to create a network of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities for various academic and research institutions in India.
As India prepares to become a leader in the field of high-performance supercomputers through its national mission of supercomputing, a program launched by the government in 2015 will allow France to contribute to the success of this project…
French Embassy stated in New Delhi, “Atos in the framework of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a project of 4500 million rupees (550 M € / 650 M $) distributed to seven years. This agreement is particularly important as Atos has become India’s preferred industrial partner in a highly strategic area. ”
It was signed with the presence of the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Drian, and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
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“India and France have a strategic partnership and we are two countries that innovate a lot. It is true that supercomputers are a necessity and not a luxury.
We often say that the data for the 21st century is what oil was in the 20th century, We use the data in a massive way and this raises ethical problems. “India and France share not only interests but also values that force us to use technology at the service of humanity,” said the visiting minister.
According to him, “India & France have the same vision in cyberspace which should be and we need to deepen our cooperation in the areas of cyberspace in terms of R & D.
This contract would allow Atos to deploy its Bull Sequana supercomputers in India to create a network with a cumulative computing power of more than 10 petaflops.
The high-performance computing facilities that Atos will deploy in India will include the company BullSequana XH2000.
During his 16th visit to India, the visiting Chinese Minister met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, and examined the range of topics of regional and global interest of common interest, as well as the state of affairs.
The progress of the projects launched during the first visit of the French president to India. year.
Speaking at a joint media event, Jean said: “Six EPRs represent a total capacity of almost 10 GW, which is a significant contribution to India’s goal of producing 40% of its electricity from non-fossil fuels by 2030. , in accordance with its objectives: Commitments assumed in the perspective of the Paris Climate Conference. ”
Adding, “The Jaitapur project will also help India, as it involves transfers of production, technology, joint research, training and many more.
The EPR is a third generation PWR (PWR) reactor design. The construction of six EPR is planned for Jaitpur, which is one of the projects that India plans to build to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 22,480 MW by 2031.