Gujarat govt awards indigenous supercomputer ‘Param Shavak’ to Marwadi University

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) In an effort to boost the education infrastructure in the state and the country, Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) of Gujarat Government, has conferred Marwadi University with supercomputer ‘Param’, the varsity said on Tuesday. With this, Marwadi University (MU) is amongst only a handful of Universities in the state to have the facility of supercomputers.

The indigenously developed ‘Param Shavak’ supercomputing system, will facilitate high end computations and research work in the field of AI, CE/IT, ICT, ML. MU aims at providing resources with advanced technologies to perform high-end computations for scientific, engineering, and academic programmes to address and catalyse the research using modelling, simulation and data analysis, the varsity said in a statement.

Marwadi University has already initiated a host of steps to partner with national and international universities, government institutions and industry research organisations, such as the University of Rhode Island, USA, amongst others. It will support individuals, faculties and researchers, to develop solutions and advanced products, with a huge scope to target sectors like Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities, Healthcare, Transportation, Public safety, NLP, amongst others.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-chancellor, Marwadi University, Dr Y P Kosta, said, “MU is looking forward to promoting the paradigm where AI and computational researchers across other fields work in close collaboration with each other. Setting up of such facilities will foster cross-sectoral collaboration at scale. For example, medical researchers and a computer scientists, may collaborate to uncover the application advanced tech to focus upon complex medical issues, thereby making real actionable data available in the process.”

Founder and Chairman, Marwadi University, Ketan Marwadi, added, “The long term aim is to develop cutting-edge solutions, while considering environmental and societal concerns in the state and across India. The establishment of a supercomputer centre is pivotal for government, industry and academia to converge, and develop collaborative solutions to tackle some of the biggest issues affecting society today.”


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