Technolgies useful for Indian problems

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby chaitanya » 09 Jul 2018 18:32

Neshant wrote:Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military?
In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed?
Hopefully there is a strategy.


Yes, and it has been there for ages. DRDO transferred MRE technology to MTR in 2000 according to wiki. A DRDO tech focus article from 2011 lists technologies developed for food processing and discusses MREs.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby SBajwa » 09 Jul 2018 18:43

Yagnasri wrote:Did we not have a foundry in Chandigarh which got "burned down" or something like that in 1980s.


Yes! It still exists. It is called Semi Conductor Limited

http://www.scl.gov.in/

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby vijayk » 09 Jul 2018 21:40

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby yensoy » 09 Jul 2018 22:42

SBajwa wrote:Yes! It still exists. It is called Semi Conductor Limited http://www.scl.gov.in/


They used to make the 6502 microprocessor around the time of the fire. As per their website, they are at 180nm CMOS technology and make pretty routine stuff. Probably they also build some classified imagers, parts which aren't commercially available, for our satellites, at least that would be my hope.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby Neshant » 10 Jul 2018 10:06

yensoy wrote:
SBajwa wrote:Yes! It still exists. It is called Semi Conductor Limited http://www.scl.gov.in/


They used to make the 6502 microprocessor around the time of the fire. As per their website, they are at 180nm CMOS technology and make pretty routine stuff. Probably they also build some classified imagers, parts which aren't commercially available, for our satellites, at least that would be my hope.


Supposedly the fire occurred under suspicious circumstances.
Speculation was that it was an effort to sabotage the plant and the country's fledgling IC industry.
Although 180nm sounds like pretty ancient technology...

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby Neshant » 10 Jul 2018 12:13

chaitanya wrote:
Neshant wrote:Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military?
In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed?
Hopefully there is a strategy.


Yes, and it has been there for ages. DRDO transferred MRE technology to MTR in 2000 according to wiki. A DRDO tech focus article from 2011 lists technologies developed for food processing and discusses MREs.


I can't imagine eating those energy bars as a meal all day long.

Everything else looked to be civilian grade rather than military grade MRE rations.

Only the chapatis looked to be real MRE.

Where's the full MRE meal kit - as in lunch or dinner?

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby pankajs » 23 Jul 2018 22:38

Saurav Jha @SJha1618

Thanks to the India Meteorological Department's new Pratyush supercomputer, India has become the only country in the world to have an Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) that is running weather models at 12-km resolution, which is better than what anybody else has at the moment.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby pankajs » 02 Aug 2018 16:17

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/scien ... 547834.ece
Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission


Looking to emulate the success of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in designing and launching satellites, the Centre has drawn up a five-year, ₹8,000 crore plan to explore the deep recesses of the ocean.

The Union Earth Sciences Ministry — tasked with coordinating the exercise — unveiled a blueprint of the ‘Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)’ on Friday.

Among the key deliverables to achieve these goals are an offshore desalination plant that will work with tidal energy, and developing a submersible vehicle that can go to a depth of at least 6,000 metres with three people on board.

“The mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the space exploration started by ISRO about 35 years ago,” the report notes.
India’s share

India has been allotted a site of 75,000 square kilometres in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for exploitation of polymetallic nodules (PMN). These are rocks scattered on the seabed containing iron, manganese, nickel and cobalt. “It is envisaged that 10% of recovery of that large reserve can meet the energy requirement of India for the next 100 years. It has been estimated that 380 million metric tonnes of polymetallic nodules are available at the bottom of the seas in the Central Indian Ocean,” the report adds. India’s Exclusive Economic Zone spreads over 2.2 million square kilometres and in the deep sea, lies “unexplored and unutilised.”

Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Earth Sciences Ministry, said he had outlined his plans to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The focus will be on technologies for deep-sea mining, underwater vehicles, underwater robotics and ocean climate change advisory services, among other aspects.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby Rahul M » 03 Aug 2018 01:08

Neshant, do you even google a bit before you post your disparaging comments ?
http://www.mreinfo.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=969

from what I can find, civilian tech seems to have caught up via tech infusion from DRDO and the forces might be procuring those directly.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby Neshant » 04 Aug 2018 11:23

Rahul M wrote:Neshant, do you even google a bit before you post your disparaging comments ?
http://www.mreinfo.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=969

from what I can find, civilian tech seems to have caught up via tech infusion from DRDO and the forces might be procuring those directly.


Which "disparaging comments" are you referring to.

You'd notice the discussion from the thread you posted was from 2007 so it's not info that one comes across often.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby Neshant » 08 Aug 2018 08:39

looks like an auto-rickshaw found in India


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Re: Technologies useful for Indian problems

Postby ramana » 13 Aug 2018 22:53

SaiK wrote:



I have seen a Bobcat with similar tires. Looks cool and is puncture resistant.
The tires seem to be made from ABS plastic.

Would be great in the Himalayas where tire repair would be time consuming.

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby pankajs » 16 Oct 2018 19:36

ramana wrote:PankajS, Please x-post in tech forum.
The report reads lots of hype to me.
Possible

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http://www.businessworld.in/article/Aim ... 18-162033/
Aiming To Be First AI Unicorn From India
To begin with, an agent-based Real AI Processor (RAP) invented by this software engineer, who chose to follow his heart by coming back to India after his higher studies, has created a new benchmark in AI applications.

RAP promises to revolutionise au­tomation by its application in drones, robots, autonomous vehicles, UAV, IOT analytics, cloud computing and even supercomputers.

We are the only AI chip company with complete R&D in India. If we are success­ful, it gives society a larger ambition to cre­ate more cutting-edge technology ventures,” Nagaraja shares with BW Businessworld.

Talking about his invention, he says, “Real AI is a net producer of data and information that benefits our society and enhances hu­man welfare as opposed to current weak AI systems which are net consumer of the data. We are advancing AI compute with our pat­ented technology called RAP, which would revolutionise the autonomous systems and help build the most powerful supercomputer in the world.”

Our company is growing very rapidly, as in the last 18 months we have got two prod­ucts working. We are now the world leaders in AI processor technol­ogy,” he proudly adds.

Nagaraja, along with Vinod Dham and Prashant Trivedi, found­ed AlphaICs in 2016 in Bangalore. With 25-plus team of scientists, hard­ware and software engi­neers, AlphaICs today is ready to capitalise on the newest opportunities at their India R&D centre.
According to him, AlphaICs has launched three new platforms with potential to dis­rupt the AI market. There is alphaDrive for the automotive platform. It will ensure bet­ter safety and autonomous driving, and drive the next generation of transportation.

Then there is alphaEdge for use in robot­ics, drones, gaming and IoT analytics. “For this, we are engaging with one of the biggest service providers in India for deployment in IoT analytics and home automation, and with the biggest Japanese OEMs for robotics and factory automation.”

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Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Postby gaurav.p » 16 Oct 2018 23:06

pankajs wrote:
Aiming To Be First AI Unicorn From India
To begin with, an agent-based Real AI Processor (RAP) invented by this software engineer, who chose to follow his heart by coming back to India after his higher studies, has created a new benchmark in AI applications.


This is not celebrated as of today because they haven't presented their processor technology for mass adoption. It is a completely new architecture with the aim to decentralise the AI computations that are happening in centrally located servers as of now. edge processing and IoT have a lot of similarity to it's use cases. I find the company very promising if they match up to their specs publicised.

We are the only AI chip company with complete R&D in India. If we are success­ful, it gives society a larger ambition to cre­ate more cutting-edge technology ventures,” Nagaraja shares with BW Businessworld.


I consider this completely true. The current computer science curriculum is completely focused on service oriented sectors. The zeal and passion to get to the nitty gritties is not seen neither in industry nor in academia to build 'AI oriented chips'. In their website they have quoted "5X-15X Better Performance than current state-of-the-art Co-Processors". It is monumental do 5X improvement over the state of the art. I look this startup similar to ARM processors (started as a small company based out of UK, now it's processors are present in most of the mobile phones that you use). At the moment from what I comprehend, they are trying to show it's potential to businesses rather than common consumers to start it's adoptability and find product-market fit.

Our company is growing very rapidly, as in the last 18 months we have got two prod­ucts working. We are now the world leaders in AI processor technol­ogy,” he proudly adds.

Nagaraja, along with Vinod Dham and Prashant Trivedi, found­ed AlphaICs in 2016 in Bangalore. With 25-plus team of scientists, hard­ware and software engi­neers, AlphaICs today is ready to capitalise on the newest opportunities at their India R&D centre. According to him, AlphaICs has launched three new platforms with potential to dis­rupt the AI market. There is alphaDrive for the automotive platform. It will ensure bet­ter safety and autonomous driving, and drive the next generation of transportation.

For those who don't know about Vinod Dham, he is often called as the father of pentium processors. He has been a successful serial entrepreneur, who lead the team at Intel to bring the pentium processors and later joined a startup Nexgen (later merged in AMD), to beat the benchmarks set by Intel at that time. Later again he joined a startup Siliconspice and successfully took it to new heights. He has the precedent and the experience to build a successful hardware based startup. He is the COO of the startup.

Nagendra, who stud­ied engineering in Ban­galore, Chicago and hold a Ph.D from Coventry University in the UK, has worked for 18 years with companies like Lucent Microelectronics, Qual­comm ST and Nvidia. He has 30 ‘filed’ patents and 27 ‘granted’ patents in wireless, security, multi­media and artificial intel­ligence.

“Chanakya is my idol. I am inspired by his focus on achieving goals. In order to build my company, we require all the knowledge from Chanakya. It is not easy to build a hardware, let alone a processor company. My mantra in life is to dream of great things in technology and convert those dreams into great outcomes. Going forward, we will find AlphaICs to be the first unicorn from India in the area of AI processor five years down the line,” signs off Nagendra.

Nagendra the main founder also has stellar work record both in terms of qualifications and patent filings etc. It the first time I have heard someone from the tech industry say Chanakya to be his/ her idol in this world of teslas, bezos, bansals. It is also the first time some founder is already proposing his company to be unicorn in coming years (possible that it might be masala added by the publication). In terms of funding, it has raised $2.4mn in Series A and an undisclosed Seed round by endiya partners (brilliant portfolio among indian vc's). Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that the startup finds new zeniths of achievement.

Disclaimer: I am neither affiliated to any of the named companies. Just an avid follower of Indian startup scene.


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