The power of a supercomputer of Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov is planned to double in the coming months — said the rector of Moscow state University Viktor Sadovnichy at a meeting of the Integration club under the Chairman of the Federation Council on “Eurasian vector integration of the future,” writes TASS.
This supercomputer is the most powerful in Russia, and after his productivity will increase two times in the world ranking of the strongest computing machines he takes the fifteenth place.
“A month, maybe less, at the University of Moscow will be doubled the capacity of superficialities. After a few weeks it will begin to work”, — said the rector.
He noted that the most powerful supercomputer is now in China, and said that approximately 20 percent of all its resources it spends on computation, given socio-economic segment, while the remaining 80 are used for scientific computing.
“We could do the same and make it open for use by the ministries of the economy”, — said the rector of Moscow state University and invited to discuss this opportunity with the senators.
Sadovnichy called on the Russian Ministry to take the initiative in such matters, noting that in Russia there are all necessary specialists, capable to develop the direction superficially machines, by which the country could become a leader in this field.
The Lomonosov supercomputer was installed at MSU nine years ago. Now it contains 6654 compute nodes, more than 94 000 cores and its peak performance of 1.37 is Pflop/s. the Performance of the world’s most powerful Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight is 93 Pflop/s.