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5th BRICS Working Group Meet on HPC and ICT

Published on June 01, 2021
Current Context: South Africa hosted the 5th BRICS Working Group Meeting on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in an online manner.
5th BRICS Working Group Meet on HPC and ICT
  • Around 50 dignitaries from BRICS nations participated in the meet.
  • India was represented by Sanjeev Kumar Varshney, Advisor DST.
  • The dignitaries discussed the usage of HPC and AI to tackle pandemic COVID-19 and to use it in sustainable developmental projects.
  • They assured to cooperate with each other to use HPC technologies for weather-climate-environment based applications.
  • India discussed the development of supercomputers by C-DAC under National Supercomputing Mission. This is in order to develop and deploy a user-friendly early warning system for flood prediction.
  • China proposed AI+HPC+5G- based digital twin platform and an open-source ecosystem.
  • Brazil and South Africa proposed the flagship project on Digital Earth.
  • Static Part: 
    • 2021 Presidency of BRICS: India

Question: 

Q.1 Which edition of the BRICS Working Group Meeting on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) was held in May 2021?
a. 5th
b. 2nd
c. 7th
d. 8th
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