The power of the best Russian supercomputer will double

The power of the best Russian supercomputer will double

The capacity of the supercomputer of the Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov is to be doubled in the next month, said the rector of the Moscow State University Victor Sadovnichy at the meeting of the Integration Club under the chair of the Federation Council on the topic “The Eurasian vector – the future integration”, TASS writes.

This supercomputer is the most powerful in Russia, and after it doubles its performance, it will take the fifteenth place in the world ranking of the strongest computers.

“In a month, maybe less, the capacity of the supercomputer will be doubled at Moscow University. In a few weeks he will start working, “the rector said.

He noted that the most powerful supercomputer is now in China, and said that about 20 percent of all its resources he spends on calculations given to the social and economic segment, while the remaining 80 are used for scientific calculations.

“We could do the same and make it open for use by ministries and the economy,” the rector of the Moscow State University said, and suggested that such an opportunity be discussed with the senators.

Sadovnichy urged Russian ministries to take the initiative in such matters, noting that in Russia there are all necessary specialists capable of developing the direction of supercomputers, thanks to which the country could become a leader in this field.

Supercomputer “Lomonosov” was installed in Moscow State University nine years ago. Now it contains 6,654 computing nodes, more than 94,000 processor cores, and its peak performance is 1.37 Pflop / s. The performance of the world’s most powerful Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight is 93 Pflope / s.

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