T-Platforms announced this week that they’ve delivered a 420 TFLOPS super (named Lomonosov) to Moscow State University, and that the dedication was attended by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev.
Equipped with a new supercomputer, MSU has become one of the few universities worldwide to house and utilize a system of such scale. Choosing a site for the Russia’s largest computer was easy: for decades MSU leads scientific collaboration across the CIS on fundamental and applied research in energy, transportation, medicine, aerospace, nanotechnology and more. Although MSU already hosts a number of HPC systems, the ever growing volume and complexity of research quickly push their capabilities to the limit. Adding the superior simulation power to the route of exploration and discovery will move science at MSU to a new level, helping to tackle previously unattainable problems.
Lomonosov has propelled Russia into the leaders of the worldwide supercomputer industry. For the first time ever a made-in-Russia system has skyrocketed to the 12th position on the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful computers, and Russian-based T-Platforms has become one of the five developers of the largest systems on the list.
The press release makes a lot of hay about that position on the Top500, rightfully so. I love that the presso differentiates between the “peak” and “real” performance (realized LINPACK performance).