Blue Gene coming to Red Square
Moscow State University will install a Blue Gene/P supercomputer at the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics. The new supercomputer, the first installation of a Blue Gene computer in Russia, will be used for fundamental research in nanotechnology, new materials and life sciences.
“As Russia’s leading academic institution, we are very proud that Moscow State University should join the ranks of the world’s leading research organizations to tackle some of the most complex and computer intensive problems known to mankind – from astrophysics, to molecular modeling,” said Viktor Sadovnichiy, Rector of Moscow State University. “This agreement with IBM heralds a new era of supercomputing in Russia”.
The supercomputer at Moscow State University is expected to run at 27.8 trillion operations per second (Tflop/s), 2,600 times faster than today’s fastest home PC. Based on the current Top500.org list, the Russian system would today be among the top 50 most powerful supercomputers in the world.
The school plans for the system to be operational by April.
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