Cyber security, information processing and high performance computing are expected to get a fillip in the country with the launch of DHRUVA-3 today.

Developed by the ANURAG, Hyderabad, it is the latest in the series of high performance computing systems from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The computing system will be useful for the design of advanced aircrafts like the AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft), where analysis of aerodynamics at high speeds under different conditions is required, said Avinash Chander, Director General of the DRDO.

Inaugurating the facility at ANURAG today, he said Dhruva-3 will be deployed to solving mission critical Defence R&D applications. “It is one of the fastest computing facility in the country and will also play a very good roll in cyber security and information processing", he added.

The Scientific Adviser to the Raksha Mantri, Defence Minister also visited various work centres in the defence lab including indigenous microprocessors, System-on-Chips and trusted computing systems.

K.D Nayak, Director General (Microelectronic Devices and computational Systems), CVS Sastry, Director ANURAG and other senior DRDO officials were present during the inaugural function.

Sastry said that Dhruva-3 is one of the fastest high performance computing systems in the country and will be used for designing aero-frame structures, stress analysis of materials and simulation of complex systems.

(This article was published on January 25, 2014)
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