Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is working on the country’s first indigenously designed and developed family of microprocessors.


About Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

  • It is the apex research and development wing of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • It was established in the year 1988.
  • Its main purpose was to carry out research and development in Electronics, IT and other associated areas.
  • It was setup to build Supercomputers in context of denial of import of Supercomputers by USA.
  • C-DAC build India’s first indigenously built supercomputer Param 8000 in 1991.


About Param 8000

  • It is India’s first supercomputer.
  • It was developed by C-DAC in 1991.
  • PARAM 8000 is the first machine in the PARAM supercomputers series built from scratch in 1991.
  • All the chips and other elements that were used in making of PARAM were bought from the open domestic market.
  • Applications — Long-range weather forecasting, remote sensing, drug design and molecular modelling.