Dhruva-3, the latest in series of indigenous High Performance Computing Systems designed and set up by DRDO for solving mission critical Defence R & D applications was inaugurated recently by Shri Avinash Chander, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Secretary Department of Defence R&D, and DG DRDO, at Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (ANURAG) in Hyderabad. “Its a high end facility very useful for the design of aircrafts particularly Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft – AMCA and other such aircrafts where we require analysis of aerodynamics at high speeds and under different conditions. It is one of the fastest computing facilities in the country and will also play a very good role in cyber security and information processing”, said Shri Avinash Chander addressing ANURAG scientists on this occasion He congratulated the scientists for setting-up DHRUVA-3 in a short time while retaining its core strength. Visiting various Work Centers in ANURAG, he appreciated the multi-dimensional capabilities acquired by it and saw the indigenous microprocessors, System-on-Chips and Trusted Computing Systems developed by the analysis group. Dr K D Nayak, Distinguished Scientist & DG (Microelectronic Devices and computational Systems), Shri CVS Sastry, Outstanding Scientist & Director, ANURAG and other senior DRDO officials were also present during the inaugural function. Speaking about the ANURAG, a premier DRDO laboratory, Dr Nayak said “ANURAG works for empowering the nation with computing power and has been extensively involved in the design and development of indigenized systems and products to solve and compute complex mission related applications”. Shri C.V.S. Sastry, informed that DHRUVA-3 will be used for designing aero-frame structures, stress analysis of materials and simulation of complex systems.