President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated ‘Param Kamrupa', a supercomputer facility and a high-power active and passive component laboratory 'Sameer' at IIT Guwahati. This took place during her two-day visit to Assam on 13 October 2022.
Established under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), which is a joint initiative of the ministry of electronics and information technology and the department of science and technology. 838 Teraflops Param Kamrupa is a supercomputer facility at IIT Guwahati through which the Institute can conduct several research activities in areas including computational chemistry, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning etc.
‘Sameer’ is a laboratory built for the design and development of high-power microwave passive and active components and is located within IIT Guwahati. The lab will give scientists a platform to conduct R & D activities in different domains of high-power microwave engineering.
As of now, IIT Guwahati has been focusing on indigenously developing active and passive components for accelerators that are used in the medical sciences for the treatment of cancer and industry for non-destructive testing.
Additionally, a design of pulse and CW magnetrons is under process which is also used for the development of high-quality diamonds. These newly set up facilities aim to provide a major boost to the research and development activities in the entire region.
“I am confident that the supercomputer Param-Kamrupa facility inaugurated at IIT Guwahati will be put to use in the best possible manner to broaden our understanding and knowledge on various technological topics. The Sameer laboratory will enable R & D assisted critical applications in the defence sector and other industries. The massive effort by the State government to establish multiple medical colleges across Assam will ensure that the gap in the doctor-population ratio will be bridged significantly and it will open doors for medical research, especially for the treatment of cancer as well as another non-destructive testing”, said Droupadi Murmu, President of India.
Additionally, President Murmu also laid the foundation stone for the Zonal Institutes of National Institute of Virology at Dibrugarh, Assam and Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and inaugurated a Medical College and Hospital in Dhubri, Assam virtually.
Honorable President of India @_Draupadimurmu inaugurated Supercomputer facility 'Param Kamrupa' and a high-power active & passive component laboratory of SAMEER at @IITGuwahati campus today. The president also addressed the audience.@rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/dRLLgPBHQN— IIT Guwahati (@IITGuwahati) October 13, 2022