The Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) established as a scientific society in March 1988 by the Department of Electronics, Ministry Information Technology was intended to conduct R & D work in design, development and deployment of advanced information technology based solution. Later, the CDAC was recognized as a center of excellence by the government of India as well as other national and international agencies.

The high performance Super Computer PARAM was the major contribution of CDAC. It also has pioneered in Graphics and Intelligence based Script Technologies (GIST). GIST has increased the use of computers in all major Indian languages.

Its service areas include the sectors of Information Technology and IT based solutions in areas like Financial and Capital market simulation and modeling, Network and Internet Software, Healthcare, Real Time Systems, eGovernance, Data Warehousing, Digital library, Artificial Intelligence and Natural language processing. It conducts research and development in the following sectors.

  • High Performance Computing & Communication for scientific and business applications
  • Networking
  • Turnkey Solutions for Power, Telecom, Health, Financial Market etc.
  • Third party products based value - addition in products and services
  • Geomatics
  • eGovernance

The C-DAC has dedicated centers to provide training programmes both in India as well as overseas. The C-DAC centers are called as groups.

  • ACTS
  • PACE
  • NMRC

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