A National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) has been established at
IASRI, New Delhi. In this grid, the first supercomputing hub for Indian Agriculture i.e., Advanced Supercomputing Hub for OMICS
Knowledge in Agriculture – ASHOKA has been set up. This facility is built in a state-of-art Data Centre and out of nine
super-computers of this grid, two super-computers are ranked at 11th and 24th in the list of top super-computers of India by
Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. This facility was dedicated to the Nation by Honorable Union Minister of Agriculture
and Food Processing Industries on January 15, 2014.
In order to provide access to this advanced computing facility to researchers, a National
Bio-Computing Portal has been launched through which authenticated users will be able to perform their biological data analysis.
This portal consists of a number of computational biology and agricultural bioinformatics software/workflow/pipelines, which will be able
to automate routine biological analytics in a seamless manner. Also, a Genome Submission Portal is being developed to
assist our researchers for the submission of their genomic data sets obtained through experimentations.