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10K GPUs under IndiaAI mission to be in place over 18-24 months: IT secy

The graphics processing units approved under the IndiaAI Mission will be made available in the next 18-24 months, a top government official said on Friday.
Speaking on the sidelines of Tie-Con Delhi-NCR, Electronics and IT Secretary S Krishnan said that the government will invite bids from the industry under the mission and provide viability gap funding for GPU-based computing infrastructure.
Our target is that the GPUs under the AI machine should be available between 18 and 24 months and will not be directly available under this mission, Krishnan said.
The Cabinet has approved the India AI Mission with an outlay of Rs 10,372 crore for five years to encourage AI development in the country.
Under the mission. supercomputing capacity, comprising over 10,000 GPUs (graphics processing units), will be made available to various stakeholders for creating an AI ecosystem.
The demand for GPU-based servers has increased as they can process data at a higher speed compared to CPU-based …