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Tornado blows wind of change

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RSC Group, a leading Russian and CIS full cycle developer and HPC solutions provider, has announced that the Tornado SUSU energy-efficient supercomputer is being created at a supercomputing center in South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia) on the basis of existing infrastructure previously deployed by RSC.

This is the Europe’s largest university supercomputing system, with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors SE10X. The peak performance of this system, which includes 192 computing nodes based on innovative RSC Tornado architecture with direct liquid cooling, is 236.8 Tflops.

The supercomputer significantly increases the resources of the university and will be used to solve a wide range of sci-tech and industrial tasks, the number of which currently exceeds 250.

'This powerful yet energy-efficient supercomputer will allow us to perform new large-scale scientific research and solve a wider range of practical socioeconomic tasks with the goal to modernise the economy of both Ural region and the whole country,' said Alexander Shestakov, rector of the university.