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Russian Top50 list topped by Lomonosov

The 12th edition of Russia’s Top50 list of the most powerful HPC systems was released last month at the annual 'Parallel computing technologies' international conference. The new list is topped by the 'Lomonosov' supercomputer, which features a peak performance of 414Tflops, and Linpack-measured performance of 350Tflops. The system is deployed at Moscow State University (MSU), and is ranked 12th on the current TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The Lomonosov supercomputer was manufactured by Russian HPC vendor T-Platforms, and boasts a modest footprint of 252m2 thanks to the use of the company's T-Blade2 platform, capable of achieving 18TFlops per rack with Intel Nehalem processors.

Over 250 research groups at MSU use Lomonosov for basic and applied science, solving computational problems of magnetic hydrodynamics, hydro- and aerodynamics, quantum chemistry, seismic processing, geology, nanoscience, and cryptography. Among the first jobs submitted for computation were problems of sound-generation by turbulence and computer-aided drug design.

Lomonosov's construction has bumped the MVS-1000K supercomputer, installed at the RAS Joint Supercomputer Centre, with 107TFlops of Lipack performance, down to second place on the Russian top50. The third position is occupied by the SKIF Chebyshev 60TFlops system, also developed by T-Platforms and deployed at MSU as part of the SKIF GRID supercomputer programme of Russia and Belarus.

T-Platforms states that it supplied 15 of systems on the Russian Top50 list, while HP supplied 13 installations and IBM supplied 11 systems.

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