IIT-Hyderabad is now expanding its horizons in terms of infrastructure, also known as the phase-2 campus, by starting with four new facilities. The IIT that recently made headlines for opening its first-ever public astronomical observatory is now coming up with High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centre, High-Resolution Electron Microscopy facility, and Center for research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence and a facility for Metallurgical Engineering.
The presence of these facilities in IIT-H makes it the first IIT in the country to expand and have a full-fledged B.tech course in AI which was a plan to be implemented as per the NEP 2020. The Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, who inaugurated these facilities, expressed how such courses and dedicated facilities would help the nation achieve internalization in the coming years.
The High-Performance Computing Center, with a vast capacity of 650 Teraflops, will be on a constant run to meet the increasing needs of scientific research and development. This center will solve weather prediction, cybersecurity, big data analytics, and so on. This facility will be a combo of computing, network graphics, and visualization.
Apart from the HPC, the High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Facility happens to be India's first-ever cold field emitter TEM operated at a meager 200 kV and is known for its multipurpose nature EDX and STEM Detectors for atomic resolution imaging. The Center For Research and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence will house classrooms, conferences, incubations, and mini data with high-end and up-to-date computational facilities to suit the growing demand.
It is a day to bookmark in the journey of @IITHyderabad when the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities were inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister of Education Shri @dpradhanbjp Pradhan at IIT Hyderabad; pic.twitter.com/uvB3D4DBcU
— IIT Hyderabad (@IITHyderabad) August 18, 2021