On Feb. 29 representatives from the Vietnamese and Indian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on upgrading Vietnam ’s capacity to carry out high efficiency calculation, as part of a drive to allow closer cooperation between the two countries in the information technology (IT) sector.

Under the MoU, signed by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga and the Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Ranjit Rae, the Indian Government will help Vietnam set up a modern supercomputer network using the latest cutting edge technologies in Hanoi University of Technology.

India will also supply Vietnam with two centres for grid computing and displaying as well as transferring the necessary technologies and training their Vietnamese counterparts in high efficiency calculation.

The project will not only help the Vietnamese government improve its efficiency calculation capability, but will also enable the technology to be applied in training, research and other applications such as weather forecasting, disaster management and data processing.

The system is scheduled to be put into service in late 2013.-VNA