Powered by NComputing’s cost effective and high performance computing technology, and pre-loaded with C-DAC’s (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) EduBOSS operating system, 58,500 workstations have been successfully implemented across 2622 government schools of the state. EduBOSS, C-DAC’s free and open source operating system, has also contributed to bring down the overall cost of implementation significantly.
The initiative, which is aimed to introduce each and every student of the state to the world of computing, will benefit over 1 million government school students across all districts of the state.
NComputing is gradually becoming the most preferred and trusted technology for various state governments in India to expand the reach and influence of ICT in Education. Apart from Haryana, NComputing’s cost effective shared computing technology is already providing desktop computing access to millions of school children through major state education projects in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
For its ‘ICT in Education’ project, which is one of the major computer education initiatives currently underway in the state, the Haryana government was looking for a cost-effective solution that would require low maintenance and consumed less energy. After a careful evaluation, NComputing was selected as it provides path-breaking and revolutionary desktop virtualization solution that requires 75% less maintenance and saves upto 90% energy by using 1 watt of electricity as compared to the traditional PC that consumes 120-150 watts. By opting for NComputing’s eco-friendly and energy-efficient technology, the state government has also expressed its commitment towards keeping the state Green.
Mr. Jagjit S Bhatia, Executive Director, C-DAC, said, "India holds a strong position in the world knowledge economy today because of the country's investment in education over the years. To maintain this edge, widespread and affordable access to computer skills is critical. At C-DAC, we have to be 100% in alignment with the country's priorities; hence, our commitment to enabling affordable access to computing for education. Along with NComputing, this is an ideal solution to provide affordable computing access.”
Each of the 2622 schools has a 22 seat computing lab comprising 20 NComputing’s X550 virtual desktops, two desktop PC’s, one UPS, and two printers. Each system runs C-DAC’s EduBOSS (a customised version of BOSS Linux for school education), pre-loaded with various educational applications, which are being used to teach computer skills and facilitate and enrich learning of various subjects.
Mr. Manish Sharma, Vice President, APAC, NComputing, said, “We are privileged to be selected by the Haryana government, and associated with C-DAC, for this prestigious project that will equip the next generation of Haryana’s workforce to be globally competitive. Our products and technology are ideal to overcome challenges related to infrastructure and limited power supply.”
NComputing’s award winning and patented technology has been built to make computing affordable, enable the optimal use of computing resources and reduce e-waste. Today’s PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of students only use a small fraction (approx. 10%) of the computer’s capacity. The rest of it is wasted. NComputing desktop virtualization solution taps into this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously used by many students. Each student connects his/her own monitor, keyboard and mouse to an NComputing device, which is then connected to the shared PC. With NComputing’s innovative desktop virtualization technology, each student gets access to the full PC experience. Apart from Haryana, over 7 lakh NComputing virtual desktops have already been deployed in India which includes major state educational projects in states like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and also in many private educational institutions throughout India.
C-DAC as a premier initiative of the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MC&IT), Government of India, embodies the national spirit of indigenous high-end research and development for state-of the-art technologies and solutions. In order to compete with contemporary IT Sectors and to bridge digital divide in Indian society, C-DAC has congregated its endemic human & technical resources towards the design, development & deployment of electronics & IT Products and Solutions. The core technology areas of C-DAC include High Performance Computing and Grid Computing; Multilingual and Heritage Computing; Professional Electronics encompassing VLSI, Embedded and Real Time Systems, Control Systems, Broadband and Wireless Systems, Strategic Electronics, Power Electronics, Agri-Electronics; Software Technologies including FOSS, e-governance solutions and ICT for Development solutions; Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics; Health Informatics and Ubiquitous Computing.
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NComputing, Inc., the global leader in virtual desktop computing, was founded with the goal of making desktop computing affordable for everyone, and is redefining the economics of desktop computing. NComputing is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company with 4 million access devices deployed in 140 countries. The company's award-winning, patented technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste. It is the perfect solution for leveraging the power and potential of PCs and cloud computing. To learn more about NComputing, visit www.ncomputing.com
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