Dated, January 10, 2009
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), released two products, a supercomputing utility and a health educational tool for the North East (NE) region at the Indian Science Congress held recently.
PARAM Sheersh facility is a supercomputing facility created by C-DAC at NEHU, funded by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, government of India under the North East Sector Projects. The facility aims at conducting research in strategic areas of weather, seismic, bio-informatics, physics, computational fluid dynamics, material sciences and life sciences. The facility shall serve as a platform for students, faculty and researchers of the region to develop competency skills for solving problems in the above mentioned areas.
Cure@Home is a decision support system with a knowledge base of integrative (Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga) medicine to address the healthcare needs of a common man. It is a health educational tool, which can be deployed on PCs or at kiosks. It can be used at home, clinics, hospitals, healthcare centres, public places and schools. Cure@Home will strive to educate the common man on promoting health and disease prevention.
Prof MGK Menon, Chancellor North Eastern Hill University inaugurated the PARAM Sheersh Supercomputing Facility set up at NEHU and released the Cure@Home product.