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CDAC plans computing grid in India

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The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) is hopeful of launching the high-speed, high-performance computing grid, connecting 17 locations and 40 premier institutes in India.

The grid will help in decision-making in fields such as disaster management and bioinformatics. Besides, providing a high-speed communication backbone, the system would help aggregate data gathered from geographically distributed grid. The grid would have a portal wherein the end-user could post a job (query, data), which, in turn, would be directed to relevant centres for computing and analysing. On language tools, the organisation would release tools in Indian languages like Punjabi, Urdu, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Oriya by the end of the financial year. The remaining official languages would be completed in the next financial year. Text to speech software too would be ready in five languages, including `Indian English'.

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